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Honoring MLK through a day of Service
By The Community Foundation / January 10, 2017
Honoring MLK through a day of Service
The Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday, a National Day of Service on January 16th, is a time to re-commit ourselves to serving each other and our communities. Americans across the country will honor Dr. King by helping their neighbors and communities.

On this day of service, HandsOn Greater Richmond is facilitating community projects, offering DIY volunteering, orchestrating an RPS School Supply drive, and hosting a film screening at the Byrd Theatre.
The film and discussion forum taking place on Sunday, January 15th will focus on the movie Race (2016, PG-13): a 2016 biographical sports drama film about African American athlete Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history. Attendance is free of charge and the details are listed on the HandsOn Eventbrite page. The movie will be followed by a short discussion and community conversation co-hosted by The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, the University of Richmond Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, and The Byrd Theatre

Last year Community Foundation staff visited several of the HandsOn volunteer sites to see firsthand the generosity of community volunteers inspired by MLK. Check out this video we created to capture the day:

Interested in serving your community? See all volunteer opportunities and sign up on the HandsOn Greater Richmond MLK Day page.

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