Taking from the page of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “The time is always right to do what is right.” Instead of treating today as a day off, treat it as a day on! The MLK Day of Service is a time to work together towards Dr. King’s dream of a stronger, more united America. You can use of our website to find a local charity to volunteer with or donate to today.
If you’re looking for a charity whose work honors Dr. King’s vision, Charity Navigator has you covered. The Southern Center for Human Rights, based in Dr. King’s hometown, works to enforce the civil and human rights of people in the criminal justice system in the South. The Alliance for Children’s Rights is dedicated solely to protecting the rights of impoverished, abused, and neglected children. SOME (So Others Might Eat) helps break the cycle of homelessness by offering services, such as affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling, to the poor, the elderly and individuals with mental illness. Jobs with Justice works to improve working people's standard of living, fights for job security, and protects workers' right to organize.
The above are just a small sampling of the variety of charities you can engage with to honor Dr. King’s legacy. If you’ve decide to volunteer today, be sure to read through our Guide to Volunteering to help you chose where to dedicate your time!