Local volunteer opportunities for MLK Day

Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with these local volunteer opportunities.

Two ladies taping up boxes smiling

Volunteering can bring a smile to your face and to others.

Photo provided by God’s Pantry Food Bank

Each year, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed as a federal holiday on the third Monday of January — today, Jan. 16. The theme for this year is “Cultivating a Beloved Community Mindset to Transform Unjust Systems,” according to The King Centera nonprofit founded by MLK’s wife, Coretta Scott King, to continue Dr. King’s legacy.

If you have time to dedicate to our community, here are three local volunteer opportunities:

Heads up: YWCA Greater Charleston will be hosting its 2023 MLK Day Parade today, Jan. 16, starting at 10:30 a.m. The event will also be televised live and streamed online on WCBD News 2. View the full route.

Looking for other ways to get involved? Check out more local volunteer opportunities.

Events
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