Volunteer Newsletter: January 9, 2018

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’”

January 15, 2018, will mark the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday. This milestone is a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community. The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call-to-service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Enduring Legacy of Service – make a pledge to volunteer throughout the year! Check out our volunteer projects and events below to see how you can get involved on the 2017 MLK Day of Service Weekend.

Volunteer on MLK Day! ~ Jan. 15th
Do you or your group want to volunteer on MLK Day? Please complete our Volunteer Registration Form to volunteer for Starkville MLK Day of Service on January 16, 2017. All service projects will be completed between 10:30 am – 12:30 pm on 01/15/2018.

A Night of Unity ~ Listen. Discuss. Fellowship. ~ Jan. 14th ~ 5:00 PM
Join us January 14th at 5:00 PM for a discussion & dinner on “Steadfast & Immovable” and the legacy of Dr. King at Trinity Presbyterian Church. There will be a speaker, followed by breakout discussion sessions.

23rd Annual MLK, JR. Day Unity Breakfast and Community Volunteer Fair (FREE EVENT)
Jan. 15th ~ 8:00 AM ~ The Mill
Join us at The Mill for a free breakfast and to meet and greet with local nonprofits and find volunteer opportunities for the New Year. For more information, please contact the MSU Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion at 662.325.2493.

Oktibbeha County NAACP March & Rally
Jan. 15th ~ 1:30 PM ~ Intersection of MLK Drive & Douglas Conner

Remember, no matter what you do in our community, making a difference is as simple as volunteering! Take a look below at the ways to become involved in serving our community. Take action and volunteer today! For more information, visit www.volunteerstarkville.org or contact us at 662.617.8162 or

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