The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on January 20 marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a day of service. For the first time ever, a Day of Service for MLK Day is being organized by Cincinnati Cares, a local nonprofit working to improve the region’s volunteer ecosystem.
“Our mission is to inspire and empower people to engage in volunteering, and organizing service projects for MLK Day seemed like a natural fit,” said Carol Rountree, Cincinnati Cares’ chief volunteer officer.
On Monday, January 20th nonprofits from across the region have agreed to host volunteers, with many projects designated for children and working adults.
Participating nonprofits to date include:
MyCincinnati – Price Hill Will
New Life Furniture Bank
St. Vincent de Paul
Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank
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