To celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy, we invite and encourage you to take meaningful action in your community. Given the economic challenges we face, every action counts and goes a long way toward helping others. So whether you mentor a child, help the hungry or volunteer at a shelter, you are a part of building peace and unity within the global community.
SERVE: Find MLK Week Volunteer Opportunities
Discover MLK Week Volunteer Opportunities through our partner, HandsOn Twin Cities.
For more information, visit the HandsOn Twin Cities Opportunity Search Page or contact the team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone 612-379-4900.
DONATE: Support School Supply Drive onsite at MLK Breakfast
Support Minneapolis Public Schools by bringing new or gently used math-related school supplies.
Collections bins will be available onsite at the Convention Center on the morning of the Breakfast.
Help us bring math to life for Minneapolis students by donating NEW or very lightly used items such as:
- graph paper
- rulers (wood, plastic or steel)
- protractor and compass sets
- simple 4-function calculators
- pencils (mechanical and No. 2)
- pencil sharpeners
- erasers (pencil top, pink pearl, etc.)
- colored pencil sets
- 3 x 5 cards
- dry erase markers
- geometry and shape books
- Post-It notes
LEAD: Inspire the Next Generation
Help close the achievement gap and improve literacy outcomes by tutoring local students.
Generation Next, a coalition of civic, business and education leaders, working to close the achievement gap for students of color, is recruiting volunteer tutors to help students with reading. The Working Group, a partnership of tutoring and literacy organizations, has developed a guiding framework to train tutors. "In light of disappointing recent test reading results in Minneapolis and St. Paul, we are asking the community to pitch in and help our kids read better," said R.T. Rybak, Generation Next executive director. The vision is to ensure that all young people have the competence and confidence to thrive in school and life. To sign up for tutor training, go to: http://www.gennextmsp.org/getinvolved/gennextreads/
SHARE: Tell Your Story and Invite Others to Get Involved
Please share your volunteer stories with us! Tell us all about your volunteer experiences and we may share them at the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast.
Send us an e-mail
letting us know how you are making a difference and how your volunteer experiences are making a difference in your life. Don’t forget to include your name, telephone number, and the name of organization where you volunteer.