MLK Day of Service Events 2024

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, or MLK Day, is a day to commemorate the life and work of Dr. King. Dr. King promoted nonviolent means to bring an end to racial segregation and injustice in the United States during the civil rights movement in 1955. Honoring him and all did, every third Monday in January communities are encouraged to reflect on principles of racial inequality, justice and social change. On this day Americans are encouraged to volunteer to improve their communities. Below is a list of events in Chester County for those who wish to volunteer their time on Monday, January 15th and the days leading up to it. If we did not include your event, please contact to be added.

Edmund Pettus Bridge Reenactment March

Jan. 15, starts at 8:30 a.m.

Gateway Park, 22 Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA 19320

Honor MLK by reenacting a historic civil rights march, followed by a luncheon and screening of the movie Rustin at CYWA.

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Valley Forge Elementary

Jan. 15, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

99 Walker Road, Wayne, PA 19087

Community litter cleanup

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St. Paul’s Baptist Church

Jan. 15, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

1 Hagerty Boulevard, West Chester, PA 19382

Annual MLK Day Food Drop-Off

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Trinity Presbyterian Church

Jan. 13, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

640 Berwyn Avenue, Berwyn, PA 19312

Drop off food and books to benefit local communities

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Church of the Loving Shepherd
Jan. 15, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

1066 S. New Street, West Chester, PA 19380

Project Linus:

Make no-sew fleece blankets for deserving children

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Martin Luther King CommUNITY of Greater Kennett

Jan. 15, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Lincoln University Wellness Center, 1570 Baltimore Pike, Lincoln, University, PA 19352

Fellowship brunch followed by workshops on Kingian Non-Violence and Intersectional Allyship for Racial Justice

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Bryn Coed Preserve Day for Nature

Jan. 15, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

1869 Flint Road, Chester Springs, PA 19425

Remove invasive species, nurture native plants, and restore natural habitats

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First Church Media

Jan. 15, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Fellowship Hall, 350 W. State Street, Media, PA 19063

7th Annual MLK Day of Service & Toiletry Drive

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Upper Main Line YMCA

Jan. 15, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

1416 Berwyn-Paoli Road, Berwyn, PA 19312

Do work in the preserve, stream cleanup and more

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Hillendale Elementary School

Jan. 15, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

1850 Hillendale Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

MLK Service Above Self: Complete activities to benefit local organizations

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