2009 MLK Day "Celebration of Service"

Every year, Chicago Cares, an organization which promotes Chicago volunteerism, coordinates the Celebration of Service event, in honor of Dr. King’s birthday holiday. On January 17th, over 4,000 volunteers come together on the day to volunteer at various city-wide service projects. Past projects have included painting apartments for low-income residents, cleaning up public spaces, or spending time with seniors. Participants begin the day with breakfast at the United Center and then are transported by bus to their respective volunteer site!

You can register by yourself or with a team, but the deadline to sign up is Friday, January 9th! Seeing as how I am voluntarily staying in Chicago (vs. hitting up the inauguration), I will definitely be doing my part to make a difference in my fair city! 

For more information and to register, click here!


4 Comments on 2009 MLK Day "Celebration of Service"

  1. KaBrianne
    January 16, 2011 at 11:05 am (7 years ago)

    Hey, Amanda – Just saw this comment. Did you guys ever find a service project? Looking ahead, good places to check for last minute service projects are community calendars (smaller organizations always looking for help) or websites like Idealist.org.

  2. Amanda
    January 14, 2011 at 6:14 pm (7 years ago)

    I am the late giver. I am desperately looking for an opprutunity to give this Saturday with my teen daughter and (hopefully) the boyfriend. It just occured to me this afternoon and cant seem to find anyone to help! Do you know of anything this late in the game?


  3. Mike Szeremet
    January 17, 2009 at 3:42 pm (9 years ago)

    A friend and I can volunteer on MLK Day ….just let me know what you need.

  4. Colleen
    January 12, 2009 at 1:23 pm (9 years ago)

    Hi! It seems that the Chicago Cares event is on Saturday this year. I thought it had been on Monday in years past. Anyway, just FYI so you don’t show up at the United Center on Monday!

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