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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 20, 2020


On behalf of the organizers, partners and Volunteer Center Serving Howard County, Thank YOU for helping make Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. Day of Service 2020 a time of community involvement. The January 20th MLK Day of Service was a success! More than 418 volunteers engaged in over 1015 hours service as reported by 12 local organizations.

At the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission event projects included:

  • 114 small crafts for seniors were created managed by the Columbia Art Center and Howard County Office on Aging and Independence
  • 54 recipe cards were colorized for clients of the the Howard County Food Bank, supported by Community Action Council of Howard County
  • $8,737 worth of coupons were clipped and sorted for military members overseas
  • 1,400 diapers collected by Office of Children's Services
  • Workshops and trainings offered free to the community:
    • Hands Only CPR and Stop the Bleed trainings by Howard County Fire & Rescue
    • I Can, I Will session by HopeWorks of Howard County
    • Mens Discussion Group by HopeWorks of Howard County


Thank you to our volunteer photographer Divyesh Kumar.

Off-site opportunities included:

  • Collecting and delivering more than 6000 pounds of food and diapers to the Howard County Food Bank, supported by Community Action Council of Howard County
  • Restocking inventory at Chesapeake Restore
  • Senior visits at Winter Growth
  • Projects and opportunities managed by Glen Mar UMC details  
  • Meals served at Grassroots Day Resource Center
  • Food & Diaper Drive Contest at Howard County High Schools for Howard County Food Bank (Collected 1,122 lbs)
  • Robots built for training set, basic carpentry, Lego sorting, organized supplies and decorating for Universities Space Research Association
    (STEMaction Center)

Thank you to our volunteer photographer Elijaih Tiggs.


Participating Partner Organizations
(click on organization name to learn more and link to their current opportunities).


Volunteer Center

6310 Hillside Ct.
Columbia, MD 21046