Thursday Network's 21St Annual

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

 

The 21st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Drive is Thursday Network’s annual event to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. During the month of January, we will serve communities within D.C., Prince George’s County, and Montgomery County. This year we are hosting a three-day event that will allow us to increase service opportunities that focus on supporting communities in need of our support.

"Everybody can be great because anybody can serve."

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Join us as we share this message with our friends and family and make Monday January 18th a "day on, not a day off."


This year we've curated a list of organizations practicing physical distancing and virtual opportunities for you to participate. Please feel free to attend and engage in opportunities that are not listed, but let us know where you have decided to serve.

HOW TO BE A PART OF MLK DAY 2021

1. Review the volunteer opportunities below and let us know how you plan to participate!

2. Click the registration links below the opportunity of your choice to reserve a volunteer slot for you and/or your small group directly with the respective volunteer organizations.

3. Order your MLK 2021 Commemorative T-shirt or Sweatshirt and wear it while volunteering. To ensure your order is received in time, please order before January 10, 2021.

4. Snap pictures of you and/or your small group of volunteers and upload them to social media using the #TNMLK2021! We will be sure to share your pictures on MLK Day!!!

5. Join the Virtual Day Party with a Purpose on Twitch, January 18th, where we will secure much-needed supplies for three local organizations using their Amazon Wishlist's.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

This year, our MLK Day of Service takes place over 3 days of community oriented service and volunteer opportunities. Below is a summary of available opportunities by day. Please note, all opportunities require sign-up with the partner organization as well. Ensure you register via BOTH links below.


IN-PERSON OPPORTUNITIES

Saturday January 16, 2021



Where: Capital Area Food BankPrince George's Community Marketplace - Landover, MD

When: January 16, 2021, 8:00am-11:30am

Who: Available to Individuals and Groups

What: Volunteers will help provide emergency groceries and nutrition education to residents of the Prince George’s County at the CAFB Community Marketplace. This volunteer experience involves some heavy lifting and lots of standing and walking

How: Register to volunteer via the following links - Capital Area Food Bank and Thursday Network




Where: Food For All DC,

When: January 16, 2021, Contact organization for available times and location

Who: Available to Individuals and Groups

What: Volunteer to drive groceries to seniors, immunocompromised, and other DC neighbors who are homebound.

How: Register to volunteer via the following links - Food For All DC and Thursday Network


Sunday January 17, 2021



Where: Shepard’s Table, 8106 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910

When: January 17, 2021, 7:00am-4:00pm

Who: Available to Individuals and Groups

What: Volunteers help prepare boxed meals, serve them to our meal guests and assist with cleaning the kitchen at the end of the shift.

How: Register to volunteer via the following links - Shepherds Table and Thursday Network


Monday January 18, 2021


Where: Martha's Table 2375 Elvans Road SE, Washington, DC 20020

When: January 18, 2021, Various Times Available

Who: Available to Individuals and Groups

What: Volunteers assist clients as they shop for groceries,  and help to close up the market at the end of the day.

How: Register to volunteer via the following links - Martha's Table and Thursday Network




Where: Shepard’s Table, 8106 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910

When: January 18, 2021, 7:00am-4:00pm

Who: Available to Individuals and Groups

What: Volunteers help prepare boxed meals, serve them to our meal guests and assist with cleaning the kitchen at the end of the shift.

How: Register to volunteer via the following links - Shepherds Table and Thursday Network




Where: Rockville Weed Warriors WorkdayRedGate Park, 14500 Avery Rd, Rockville, MD 20853

When: January 18, 2021, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Who: Available to Individuals and Groups

What: Volunteers help remove invasive species from park land, wooded and open space areas that can take over native plants and trees.

How: Register to volunteer via the following links - Rockville Weed Warriors and Thursday Network

 


AT HOME/NON-CONTACT OPPORTUNITIES


Where: Project Linus - Montgomery County ChapterYour Home

Who: Available to Individuals and Groups

What: Volunteers can donate blankets to be distributed to those in need.

How: Register to volunteer via the following links - Project Linus and Thursday Network



Where: Kits to Heart - Montgomery County Volunteer CenterYour Home

Who: Available to Individuals and Groups

What: Volunteers can make friendship bracelets to donate to pediatric and adult patients fighting cancer.

How: Register to volunteer via the following links - Kits to Heart and Thursday Network

 



Where: Serve Your City: Ward 6 Mutual AidYour Home

Who: Available to Individuals and Groups

What: Volunteers can donate goods or make a monetary donation to assist Ward 6 families in need.

How: Register to volunteer via the following links - Ward 6 Mutual Aid and Thursday Network





Thursday Network x  Make Sure You Have Fun™

Virtual Day Party with A Purpose for MLK 2021

Monday january 18, 2021

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

To celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we're excited to partner with Make Sure You Have Fun, for a Day Party with a purpose!

In honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. we want to take time to pour into organizations who provide valuable resources to community members in the DMV. Throughout the event participants will be provided with access to Amazon Wishlist's of initiatives that need our support. Learn more about a few of the organizations below:

DC Mutual Aid Ward 6 | Montgomery County Elementary School Book Drive | DC Mutual Aid Wards 7 & 8 | Casa Ruby

Featuring DJs:

Sean Faylon (ATL)

Hourglass (ATL)

3X DEX (DMV)

Register for the event here - MLK Day Party With a Purpose


THANKS TO OUR MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY OF SERVICE 2021 PARTNERS!

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