2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

MLK Day Cover photo

Host a Service Project!

Join the Village of Flossmoor and our partners in making this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day a day ON, not a day OFF! Let’s make the day bigger and better than ever! Sign-up to host a project or please reach out to Stephanie Wright at swright@flossmoor.org with questions. 

Food drive

Are you a business owner, non-profit organization, individual or group who wants to be part of the Village of Flossmoor’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service? This year’s Day of Service is Monday, January 16, and you and your organization are invited to participate.

 

In 1994 Congress declared Dr. King’s federal holiday a National Day of Service. Over the last two decades, millions of people have given back on this day. Since 2015, the Village of Flossmoor, along with its partners, has participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in honor of Dr. King’s legacy. As a community, we have hosted dozens of local projects, committed countless hours of service, and expanded the reach of our projects to manySandwich makingsurrounding communities. And the volunteerism in Flossmoor continues beyond this one single day with a vibrant volunteer force all year round!

 

The Flossmoor Community Relations Commission (CRC) invites you to host a service project on January 16. Service projects are as varied as the agencies that host them. Some examples include park and community property clean up, community food drives, snow removal for seniors, making sandwiches for shelters, donating blood, and so much more.




In order for a project to qualify for the Day of Service it must:

  • Be conducted on the third Monday in January
  • Collections (food, socks, other items) can be conducted up to the third Monday in January; with the hope that a delivery will occur during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
  • The project does not generate any current or future sales or revenue for the hosting agency (i.e., books sales, thrift sales)
  • Projects should be local to the communities in which we live and serve
  • There must be a volunteer present on the day of the event to host the project