MLK Day of Service

Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Service

January 15 and 16, 2023

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service  

Jewish Volunteer Connection’s (JVC) MLK Day of Service aims to transform Dr. King’s life and teachings into community action and learning by focusing on service learning and providing context for community action. Volunteer and service-learning opportunities are available for all ages during this day of service, including volunteering at local nonprofits, an experiential learning and service program at our Signature Site, at home service projects, and more. 

Impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2022 

  • In partnership with 20 other local organizations and congregations from across Baltimore, JVC supported and joined a virtual program hosted by Jews United for Justice that honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This dynamic, interactive event featured dramatic readings of “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” from Baltimore School for the Arts students, followed by a conversation with Pulitzer-prize winning author and King scholar Taylor Branch, grant maker and pastor Tara Huffman, and community organizer Tre’ Murphy.? 
  • Community volunteers contributed 610 lunches that were collected and distributed in conjunction with JVC’s Bunches of Lunches program.  
  • Volunteers made and contributed 50 “mugs of love”, 27 fleece blankets, and 19 soup kits to be donated to local nonprofit and schools as part of JVC’s MLK Day To Go at home service project program.  

 Media from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2022 

Thank you to our Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2022 Leadership 

Dara Schnee, Chair of MLK Day of Service 

Rachel Siegal, Vice-chair of MLK Day of Service 

Save the Date for Good Deeds Day , JVC’s next day of service, on Sunday, April 3, 2022! 


 

Thank you to our 2022 MLK Days of Service Sponsors and Partners!