Martin Luther King, Jr. “Day of Service.”
Taking place each year on the third Monday in January (this year, Monday, January 15th), the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service (MLK Day), is the only federal holiday that is also designated by congress as a National Day of Service.
In 1994, Congress passed a bill to dedicate this national day set aside 1) to honor the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and 2) in light of his legacy, to dedicate this special day as a “National Day of Service.”
Through the years, Mission Arlington® has been delighted to host volunteers of all ages, and volunteer teams of all sizes who give their time and energy on this day to “make a difference” in the lives of ordinary people in a moment of need. Individuals, families, churches, civic groups, corporate teams have so much fun here every year, as they serve in our community to effect change. All of us, working together can truly lift the spirits, and support the lives of people going through a momentary speed bump in life.
You Can Help
We will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, January 15th, for volunteers to serve. You don’t need an appointment, and there isn’t anything for you to fill out in advance. Just show up, and we’ll get you to work.
We look forward to serving with you this coming Monday! It is so much fun to serve together, and to help others at the same time. This has become one of our favorite days of the year. Hope to see you then!