Martin Luther King Jr. Day is this Monday, January 16th, and you’re looking for a place to volunteer or give back to the community, check out this guide:

African American Museum in Philadelphia: Hosting the “Big Give Back

  • “The museum and Center for Hope are partnering to provide personal care packs to our brothers and sisters and those in Philadelphia experiencing homelessness.”
  • Full list of donations here.
  • No admission is required to attend!
  • Friday January 13th, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

National Constitution Center: The National Constitution Center will be hosting a book and school supply drive for local Philadelphia School students.

  • Donations of newly purchased school supplies, including pens, pencils, crayons, copy paper, hand sanitizer, folders, and age-appropriate books, can be dropped off at the Center and will be donated to the School District of Philadelphia.
  • Each person who donates will receive two tickets for a free carousel ride at Franklin Square,
  • January 14-16th, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Cradles to Crayons: Cradles to Crayons is hosting an MLK donation drive for clothing, coats, shoes, and basic children’s necessities.

  • List of locations can be found here.
  • MLK Day wishlist
  • January 16th 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Kutest Kids Parents as Teachers: Kutest Kids is hosting an MLK Day of Service Book Drive

  • Parents and kids can come together for a morning of bonding and reading at the KK PAT facility.
  • Attendees will get the chance to take books home, donate books, and enter a giveaway.
  • Families can sign up for free here.
  • January 16th, 2023 from 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Dimplez 4 Dayz:  MLK Day Of Giving

  • Dimplez 4 Dayz will spend this holiday repainting their resource center (Dimplez Dreamz Resource Center) and cleaning out two vacant lots that are currently occupying space around the center. 
  • Location: 3509 Haverford Ave Philadelphia PA 19104 
  • January 16th, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.

TTF Watershed: MLK Creek Care day

  • Join your neighbors and TCP Keepers for a cleanup on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service!
  • Location: Tacony Creek Park Gateway: Whitaker Ave. and Loudon St., Philadelphia, PA 19120
  • January 16th, 10am to 12pm

Beth Am Israel: Virtual and In-person MLK Day of service and learning

  • MLK Day of Service and Learning will include a combination of online – synchronous and asynchronous – activities and learning opportunities, in-person collection events, and in-person programming for our teens, Shorashim and BAI families.
  • Check out all the opportunities here.
  • 1301 Hagys Ford Rd Penn Valley
  • January 16th, 9am-1pm

    YouthBuild Philly Charter School: Help evitalize Bluford Elementary

    • Blueford Charter recently lost it’s charter due to poor building conditions. Join YouthBuild on Monday to spruce up common areas, start a garden, paint walls and murals, and more.
    • Register here
    • 5720 Media Street
    • January 16, 9am – 2pm. 

    Chew Rec Center: Help restore the center after its reopening

    • Help clean up debris, paint, remove weeds, and cover soil.
    • 1800 Washington Avenue
    • Sign up here
    • January 16, 9am – 2pm. 

    Books through Bars: Send books to incarcerated people

    • Read book requests, choose from library, and pack books to send to incarcerated people in and outside PA
    •  Register through website
    • 4722 Baltimore Avenue
    • January 16, 11:30 am-1:25 pm and 1:35 pm-3:30 pm.

    Caring for Friends: Cook, pack & sort food

    • Caring for Friends’ location in Northeast Philadelphia is looking for volunteer groups to help out in their commercial kitchen
    • 12271 Townsend Road
    • January 16, including 5 – 5pm.