Release Date: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

MLK 2021 graphic

The 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day of Service will be held virtually on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.

MLK Day of Service is a one-time, one-day outreach activity that commemorates the philosophy and legacy of the late civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The coordination of this event is a collaborative effort between HFC and the University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn). Students, faculty, and staff from both institutions will volunteer their time to help local agencies through virtual and remote projects.

MLK Day of Service projects include:
• Various Arts & Scraps projects
• Knitting hat and scarves
• Plastic mat-making
• Fleece blanket-making
• Making greeting cards
• Making fringe scarfs
• Book readings

NOTE: Since this will be a virtual event, the times are flexible. Volunteers can do a lot of the projects on their own time. The live book readings will take place between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Some projects require volunteers to pick up and drop off supplies and completed projects at UM-Dearborn.

“HFC will be closed on this day in observance of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I encourage you to participate in this worthy program,” said HFC Student Activities Associate Mandy Earl.

COVID-19 safety procedures will be in place when picking up and dropping off supplies. Volunteers will be required to schedule an appointment to pick up and drop off items, to limit the number of people in the area at one time. Volunteers will remain in their vehicles while MLK Day of Service committee members distribute supplies and collect finished projects at scheduled pick-up and drop-off times. Face coverings are required by committee members and volunteers at all times.

Those wishing to participate for the MLK Day of Service must register. You will also see descriptions for each project.

Join us and make a difference on MLK Day!

For questions or further information, contact Earl at