Monday, January 12, 2009

Reader Question

From the comments-

I'm wondering if anyone has any H-St area service events for Monday (MLK Day/Obama's "Day of Service")?


not on parker said...

J.O. Wilson Elementary School Clean-up Blitz

Join Friends of J.O. Wilson volunteers, school parents, staff and neighbors, the Washington- Ireland Program, and members of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church on January 19, 2009 for a National Day of Service in honor of the Inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama to clean out storage areas and help organize the school’s library media center!

Monday January 19 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
J.O. Wilson Elementary School (660 K Street NE)
Participants are encouraged to bring a favorite children’s book to donate to the school
Don’t worry about breakfast — we’ll bring the bagels, juice, and coffee

TO R.S.V.P. please visit our link on the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s website at
or contact Carol Wheeler at 202-338 3634/ It is very important that we know how many people to prepare for! Hope to see other neighbors there!

“When you choose to serve - whether it's your nation, your community, or simply your neighbor - you are connected to that fundamental American ideal that we want Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness not just for ourselves, but for all Americans.” — President-elect Barack Obama

Liz said...

I'm not sure what anon meant in response to your previous post, but there's several events in the Frozen Tropics neighborhood this weekend. My best bet would be to just contact whatever groups you normally donate your time/money to. But there is also this handy link: Just type in the 20002 zip code and at least two events come up, as well as many more within 2 miles of 20002. Finally, at least one of the churchs on I St (I think the one at 9th and I, maybe) has something on their sign about volunteering this weekend.

Good luck and have fun!

Anonymous said...

Greater DC Cares also has an annual day of service on MLK Day Monday, although I think they may be full for this year. More information is available at

Hannah said...

There is a poster about a service event at the Kingman Island Nature area (just North of RFK) on Monday the 19th from 10am - 2pm. I believe it said they would be picking up trash and cutting back invasive plants. A group will meet at the Stadium/Armory metro station at 9:30 and will walk over to the site.

MikeS said...

Anonymous said...

Got this email earlier today:

Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO
MLK Labor Community Service Day
Monday, January 19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Trinidad Recreation Center
1310 Childress Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

As some of you may be aware, President-Elect Barack Obama is calling on Americans from every walk of life to serve your nation, your community, or simply your neighborhood by participating in thein the Martin Luther King Community Service Day events. In response to his call, the Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO, the National AFL-CIO, Councilmember Harry Thomas of Ward 5 and the Presidential Inaugural Committee are hosting a Martin Luther King Labor Community Clean-Up in the Trinidad/Langston Community on January, 19 2008 from 9am - 12pm in honor of the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Your participation is needed to make this event a success. Help Barack Obama create change by making change in your community. Please sign up on-line at:

inked said...

From a listserv-
The King Day of Service is a way to transform Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr.'s life and teachings into community service that helps address
social problems. On this day, Americans of every age and background
celebrate Dr. King through service projects that strengthen
communities, empower individuals and break down barriers.

On Monday, January 19, 2009, to commemorate this event and to honor
Dr. King's memory, you are invited to join Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and
Serve DC, the Mayor's Office on Volunteerism, in partnership with
Operation Gratitude and thousands of volunteers from across the
country in assembling care packages for our military.

"A Day of Service for Our Military" will provide the opportunity for
you to show your support to those who serve our country. Sign up now
to volunteer for a shift, lasting approximately one hour, to
assemble care packages. Care package assembly will take place inside
a heated tent on the field of the historic Robert F. Kennedy
Memorial Stadium in Washington, DC.

Date: Monday, January 19, 2009
Time: 10 am to 5 pm

Location: Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium Stadium/Armory Metro
Station–Orange and Blue Lines
Where: Use of the Metro is strongly encouraged. Parking around the
stadium will not be available.

Please sign up at