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MLK Day of Service: Acts of Unity and Support for our Communities

Join The Volunteer Center on Saturday, January 19th in celebration of MLK Day.

Despite his death in 1968, the legacy of Dr. King still resonates in 2013 for it was a senseless act of violence that brought an early end to a life which fought for increased opportunity for all Americans.  

For Dr. King and all those who made the sacrifice, The Volunteer Center offers service as a force to bridge economic and social divides, providing us with an opportunity to join neighbors and local leaders to tackle community challenges.

On January 19th, The Volunteer Center has planned more than 20 projects at more than 20 agencies around the area with slots for over 400 volunteers to take part in activities that will commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.  We are pleased to present this Day of Service, on the Saturday before the national holiday. 

I hope that you and your family take part in these projects and you invite your friends, neighbors and colleagues to join you.  The projects address pressing issues like hunger, poverty, environmental justice and health education, and serve seniors, youth, the disabled, veterans and victims of domestic violence. 

For more information, please consult our website at www.volunteer-center.org any time of day or call The Volunteer Center at (914) 948-4452 Monday through Friday during normal business hours.

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