Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”


In recognition of Dr. King’s incredible legacy of service to all, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service in 1994 and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort.

Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – “What is your position in times of challenge and controversy?.”

Join Gryphon Place, United Way of the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek Region, and the City of Kalamazoo in this annual day of service, January 20, 2020.

This event will kick-off at Kalamazoo City Hall at 8am with a continental breakfast and volunteer check-in, with service beginning at sites at 9am. Lunch will be delivered to sites around noon. Lunch and shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed for those who register after 1/12/20.

In the afternoon, join others for a march that starts at 4:20pm from the Kalamazoo Transit Center to MLK Park in downtown Kalamazoo.  Attendees are encouraged to use Metro Transit to arrive at the march.  Hot beverages will be served in MLK park at 4:45pm.