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Baltimore and Washington D.C. Martin Luther King 2012 Events

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Be a part of MLK Day of  Service 2012                                                                                                              3701 Branch Ave., Temple Hills, MD 20748, Falls Church, VA                                                                                8661 Colesville Rd., City Place Mall, Silver Spring, MD                                                                                         3200 Donnell Dr, Forestville, MD

Jan. 1, 2012 – Jan. 16, 2012


Donate any new or gently worn coat in collection boxes located in all Burlington Coat Factory stores all across the country.


 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Docent                                                                                        Washington, D.C.

Now – Dec. 31, 2012

Volunteers will spend time roving the memorial and interacting with visitors from all over the world, who have come to learn more about the man and the Civil Rights movement of which he was a part.  Volunteers interact with visitors and assist park rangers in answering questions, giving talks, and leading tours of the monuments and memorials


Clean Up Soapstone Valley                                                                                                                         Albemarle St. NW and 32nd St. NW                                                                                                                Washington, D.C.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Come help clean up Soapstone Valley in Van Ness to celebrate the Martin Luther King Day of Service on Jan. 16. Hot Chocolate and snacks will be served.

Meet at the north entrance to Soapstone Valley Park, located on Albemarle St. NW near 32nd St. NW, just off Connecticut Ave. at 1 p.m. Come dressed warmly and prepared for light manual labor; gloves and bags will be provided. Contact Braeden Bumpers with any questions. Clean-up happens as scheduled, barring severe winter weather.


Operation Oliver – MLK Day Service Project                                                                                          2738 E. Baltimore St.                                                                                                                                             Baltimore, MD

Monday, Jan. 16, 2012

This will be the first major project of the new year. Volunteers will beautify and spruce up the Oliver neighborhood. Also enjoy a community tour of Oliver and learn more about the Operation Oliver initiative. Tools will be provided.


 MLK Day Of Service – Banneker-Douglas Museum,                                                                                             84 Franklin St, Annapolis, MD

Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Everyone Can Serve: Day of Service presented by the Banneker-Douglass Museum and the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County will be held on MLK Jr. Day. Families and individual volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on volunteer projects organized by several community organizations.


Matthew Henson Park Clean-Up                                                                                                                         Silver Spring, MD

Monday, Jan. 16 10 a.m – 1 p.m.

Help clean-up and remove trash in Mathew Henson Park off Viers Mill Road. in the Aspen Hill/Wheaton area for the MLK day of service. We will be working from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., gloves and bags provided. Meet at the intersection of Turkey Branch Parkway and Adrian Street.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day Of Service Volunteer                                                                                   5701 Marinelli Rd                                                                                                                                                            North Bethesda, MD

Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 1 p.m.

Join hundreds of other volunteers in service projects such as making sandwiches, decorating cards for troops, and assembling fleece blankets. The event will include service projects from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. and a volunteer fair from 1 p.m. -3:30p.m. at the Conference Center followed by a tribute which will be held at the Music Center at Strathmore at 4 p.m.  Visit us at to register in advance.

Family Activity Facilitators                                                                                                                                     Port Discovery Children’s Museum                                                                                                                                     35 Market Pl., Baltimore, MD

Now – March 25, 2012

Family Activity Facilitators are an important part of the Port Discovery family! Volunteers can choose the type of activity they are interested in facilitating, including science activities (Make Your Own Quicksand!), art activities (Pop Art Pizzas) and health activities (KidWorks Scavenger Hunt) and many, many more!