LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- There are a couple of ways you can give back to your community in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. through these organizations:
January 21st City Wide Clean Up
The National Day of Service celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK Day)-a national holiday that honors the legacy of the civil rights leader Dr. King through a day of service and volunteering-will be co-sponsored by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, Jacksonville NAACP branch, and the city of Jacksonville mayor's office with its 21st City Wide Clean Up on Monday, January 21, 2013.
Even though the nucleus of the MLK, Jr. Commission will be in Washington, DC for President Obama's inauguration, other staffers will carry out the City Wide Clean Up with Jacksonville's NAACP. They will join the city of Jacksonville, North Little Rock, Little Rock and surrounding communities for the clean up, along doing a host of a wide range of volunteering events.
MLK Day commemorations will coincide with the Presidential Inauguration, so the President is asking all citizens to join him in participating in the National Day of Service on Saturday, January 19.
"This collaboration of both organizations, Jacksonville, and the surrounding areas, will have an opportunity to give back to the community. We want everyone to realize the importance] of making a commitment to pledge to serve after MLK Day throughout 2013.
"The MLK, Jr. Commission will sponsor free bus rides, courtesy of Central Arkansas Transit (CAT)], for those outside Jacksonville who want to participate in the clean up. There will be food and other things provided after the clean up ... ," DuShun Scarbrough, executive director of the MLK, Jr. Commission, noted.
Apha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Chapters Host Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Activities
Chapters Honor Veterans and Maintain North Little Rock Veterans' Cemetery
Little Rock, AR (January 1, 2013) - On Sunday, January 20, 2013 and Monday, January 21, 2013 the Beta Pi Omega graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the Gamma Alpha and Epsilon Phi undergraduate chapters at Philander Smith College and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock respectively, and the Ivy Foundation of Little Rock will host two days of activities to commemorate the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
On Sunday, January 20, the chapters will sponsor a Soup for Service Sunday Supper and Workshop at 3:00 p.m. at Union AME Church located at 1825 Pulaski Street in Little Rock. The speaker will be Corbin Cobbs, Regional Vice President of Primerica Financial Services, who will present a workshop on financial literacy.
On Monday, January 21, at 9:00 a.m. the chapters will meet at the North Little Rock Veterans' Cemetery at 1501 West Maryland Avenue in North Little Rock to provide some needed service to the cemetery grounds.