It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the holiday celebrating the birth of the activist.
That means it’s also the Martin Luther King Day of Service — and here in the Delaware Valley, the Greater Philadelphia King Day of Service is the biggest event in the nation honoring Dr. King.
Over 3,000 volunteers are expected to participate in more than 1,200 community service projects around the city, including about 150 at Girard College, including a 9 a.m. opening ceremony attended by Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, the launch of the “Freedom Rings Partnership,” a “MLK365 Civic Engagement Expo,” a “Health and Wellness Fair,” a “Kids Carnival,” mural painting and other activities.
If you don’t live in the area, there are still plenty of ways to get involved. Search at the national website to find out how to serve in your location.