Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

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SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, January 19, 2019

The City of Lancaster's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is an opportunity for the entire community to join together in the spirit of his legacy to help shape and transform the City through service.

2019 Volunteers

Volunteer registration for the 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is now open sign up today!

2019 Projects

American Heroes Park Enhancement Project
American Heroes Park: Main Plaza, 620 West Jackman Street
Time: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Volunteers needed: 50

Volunteers will plant dozens of shrubs throughout the park, as well as paint areas in need of improvement. These enhancements will increase the park's aesthetic and functional value to the community. Bring shovels and brooms.

Boys & Girls Club Enhancement Project
Antelope Valley Boys & Girls Club, 45404 Division Street
Time: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Volunteers needed: FULL

Volunteers will be cleaning, painting, and improving the Antelope Valley Boys and Girls Club. Enhancing this facility will improve the community pride and add value to a necessary resource in Lancaster. Please wear clothing suitable for cleaning and painting.

Cedar Ridge Community Garden Revitalization Project
Cedar Ridge Community Garden, 2105 E Ave J-8
Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Volunteers needed: 30

Volunteers will assist in the winter preparation of the garden soil, raking of leaves, repair of planter boxes and more. This project will bring community residents together in a garden setting to help beautify, improve, and transform our City into an even more beautiful community.

Clean the BLVD
Lancaster BLVD, Genoa to Sierra Hwy
Time: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Volunteers needed: 60

Volunteers will receive education on illegal dumping, hazardous waste and recycling, before venturing out in teams to reduce the amount of debris at their illegal disposal site to eliminate hazards that affect public health and safety.

Desert Sands Charter High School Coat Drive
Desert Sands Charter High School, 44130 20th Street West
Date: Friday, January 18, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Desert Sands Charter high school will be conducting a coat drive and will be handing out care packages with hygiene items that have been donated.

Grace Resources Campus Beautification
Grace Resource Center, 45134 Sierra Highway
Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Volunteers needed: 15

Volunteers will be cleaning, planting, and beautifying the Grace Resources Campus. Doing so will provide pride to low income, homeless families, and individuals who utilize the services provided by Grace Resource Center as well as improving the exterior appearance on Sierra Highway. Please wear clothing suitable for cleaning and planting.

Illegal Disposal Clean-up
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Volunteers will receive education on illegal dumping, hazardous waste and recycling, before venturing out in teams to reduce the amount of debris at their illegal disposal site to eliminate hazards that affect public health and safety.

Lancaster National Soccer Center Painting Project
Lancaster National Soccer Center, 43000 30th Street East
Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Volunteers needed: 100

Volunteers will paint various fencing around the Lancaster National Soccer Center. The newly painted fences will add aesthetic value to the facility as well as preserve the fencing. Please wear clothing suitable for painting.

Deputy Pierre W. Bain Park Improvement Project
Deputy Pierre W. Bain Park, 45045 5th Street East
Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Volunteers needed: 50

Volunteers will be painting, planting, and updating many areas of the park. This project will allow us to keep in line with our goals of keeping this park a beautiful place for our community to celebrate life for years to come. Dress in clothing suitable for painting and planting.

Prime Desert Woodland Preserve Clean-up
Prime Desert Woodland Preserve: 43201 35th Street West
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Volunteers needed: 20

The project will open with a Park Ranger presentation on the Interpretive Center and Preserve. Then, volunteers will help clean-up litter from the Preserve trails. Participants will learn about the natural resources, wildlife and plant life indigenous to the Antelope Valley,

 

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 2018 Accomplishments

  • 20 different projects; 15 project sites.
  • 1,000+ volunteers.
  • 4,500
  • Collaboration with 3 sponsors and 25 community partners.


 

2019 Sponsors

The City of Lancaster would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. For more information about becoming a donor or sponsor of any ongoing projects of the 2020 MLK Day of Service, please email mlkday@cityoflancasterca.org. or call 661-723-6077.

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HISTORY

In 1994 Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating the King Holiday as a national day of volunteer service. Instead of a day off from work or school, Congress asked Americans of all backgrounds and ages to celebrate Dr. King's legacy by turning community concerns into citizen action. Click here for more information about the National MLK Day of Service.

For more information, please call (661) 723-6077 or email mlkday@cityoflancasterca.org.

 

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