Athens MLK Day of Service

Sponsor the MLK Day of Service

The MLK Steering Committee is looking for financial support from individuals or businesses in the Athens area. Financial contributions and in-kind donations will allow the Steering Committee to respond to project demand, expand the scope of service, and potentially provide mini-grants to sites for project materials. Funds are processed through the Athens Area Community Foundation and are tax-deductible.

Organizations or businesses interested in sponsoring should contact

MLK Banner 2016
Project Safe MLK Day 2018

The Athens MLK Day of Service is an annual celebration in support of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday and commitment to service. In 1994, Congress made the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday an official day of service. Athens, Georgia is one of the thousands of cities across the United States that decided to make this "A Day On and Not a Day Off."

Volunteer Registration

Volunteer Registration has not opened for the 2024 MLK Day of Service.  Limited day-of volunteer registration will be available at the Kickoff Event (more details below). 

Kickoff Celebration

The annual MLK Day of Service kickoff will take place Monday, January 15, 2024 at 8:30 a.m. Volunteers will enjoy morning refreshments and inspirational words by the keynote speaker. The first 400 attendees will receive a t-shirt and light refreshments.

2019 Kickoff
West Broad MLK Day 2018
MLK aerial crop
Athens Area Homeless Shelter MLK Day Volunteers 2019

Social Media

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Other MLK Day Events

Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast, which will be held on UGA’s campus scheduled for Jan. 19, 2024.