Where to Volunteer on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2017

Thousands of local residents are expected to honor Dr. King’s life and teaching by taking part in Montgomery County’s MLK Day of Service 2017 on Jan. 16

The annual event, organized by the Montgomery County Volunteer Center, will feature a wide variety of service projects at locations across the county for residents of all ages.

Projects include packaging food for the hungry, making dog toys for animal shelters, creating blankets for hospice, crafting appreciation cards for military troops and more.

Below is a list of service projects that you and your family can get involved with:


Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center — Volunteer Fair & Service Projects

5701 Marinelli Road – Parking is off-site this year—find sings for Conference Center parking at 3160 Executive Blvd, Rockville, MD 20852 and there will be a shuttle. Free parking for this event is provided by Marriott. Parking is also available at the White Flint Metro lot across Rockville Pike. Take the walkway under the road.
Time: 1 – 3 pm
Click here to volunteer for the Marriott Conference Center

Service Projects in Silver Spring   
Silver Spring Civic Building
1 Veteran’s Place
Hosted by Montgomery County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Click here to volunteer for the 2017 MLK Day of Service Silver Spring Site

Food Drives at 27 Giant Food
Stores for Manna Food Center
Saturday and Sunday –Jan 14 & Jan. 15
shifts 11-2 and 2-5
Click here to volunteer for the food drive

Screening of “I Have a Dream” speech and interfaith panel discussion 
Cedar Ridge Community Church
2410 Spencerville Rd, Spencerville
Time: 10 am – noon
Click here to volunteer for the “I Have a Dream” Speech Screening

Service Projects in Gaithersburg
Seneca Creek Community Church
13 Firstfield Rd
Hosted by Seneca Creek Community Church 
Time: 9 am – 11 am

Click here to view more opportunities to serve on MLK Day and the weekend of Jan. 14, 15, and 16


















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Mitti Hicks

About Mitti Hicks

Mitti Hicks is a multimedia journalist and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She is passionate about telling stories that impact our community and may be reached at MHicks@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter @mittimegan.


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