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Where to volunteer on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Where to volunteer on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
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Where to volunteer for the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

From vegetable gardens to mural restorations, here are five different ways you can provide service on MLK day.

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Where to volunteer on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
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During the Martin Luther King weekend, there is no shortage of events that celebrate progression, reflection and the mere fact that it is a day off. However, in celebration of the 31st annual holiday, many organizations have taken on the challenge of conducting service on the holiday. 

If you'd like to be of service this holiday weekend, check out this list of 5 places you can volunteer at starting today. Contact information for all events can be found on each of the map points.

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1. MLK Day FoodDrive - NOCOA

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2475 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70119
The New Orleans Council on Aging is holsting a MLK Food Drive at its 2475 Canal Street location. Volunteers are needed to help sort food, and donations are widely accepted. The food drive is taking volunteers and donations today until January 16 at 8 p.m.

Contact Lorie Johnson for more information.

Lorie Johnson - ljohnson@nocoa.org - 504-821-41214 x 123

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2. Dillard University MLK Day of Service

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1100 Milton St
New Orleans, LA 70122
The Dillard University Office of Community and Church Relations is hosting a day of service where volunteers will provide patience to community vegetable gardens at the new Orleans Youth Study Center, Pentecost Baptist Church and Bethany United Methodist Church. Volunteering starts this Sunday, January 15 and ends Monday, January 16. Contact Dillard’s Nick Harris for more information.

Nick Harris - nharris@dillard.edu - 504-473-1141

Additional locations include:

Bethany UMC, 4533 Mendez Street

Pentecost Baptist Church, 1510 Harrison Avenue New Orleans, Louisiana, 70122 Bethany UMC, 4533 Mendez Street; Pentecost Baptist Church, 1510 Harrison Avenue New Orleans Louisiana US 70122

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3. MLK Day of Service on the Greenway

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590 N Claiborne Ave
New Orleans, LA 70112
The friends of Lafitte Greenway will restore and maintain the racial reconciliation mural located near the Lemanhn Pool, and the group will also pick up litter across the Greenway with TheArts Council, Prospect New Orleans, YAM and the Welcome Table Mid-City Circle. The volunteer event starts on Monday, January 16 and will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information, contact Lafitte Greenway’s Sydney.

Sydney - sydney@lafittegreenway.org - 504-702-6776

4. Human Rights Campaign MLK Day of Service in New Orleans

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2121 Airline Dr
Metairie, LA 70001
The Human Rights Campaign is hosting a donation drive in the New Orleans metro area. Specifically the HRC and the Youth Oasis are partnering to help homeless and at-risk LGBTQ youth and non-LGBTQ youth. The organizations are collecting personal hygiene products, shampoo, wipes, toothpaste and more.

For more information on the drive, contact Michael Glorioso at michael.glorioso@cox.com or Betty Pei Ching Sun at BettySun@HRCNOLA.org.

5. Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve MLK Jr Day of Service

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8606 W St Bernard Hwy
Chalmette, LA 70043
The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve are teaming up to realign and clean headstones of American Soldiers at Chalmette National Cemetery. The Day of Service stars Monday, January 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about the MLK Jr. Day of Service, contact Kim Samaniego.

Kim Samaniego Kim_samaniego@nps.gov or 504-589-3882

1. MLK Day FoodDrive - NOCOA

2475 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119
The New Orleans Council on Aging is holsting a MLK Food Drive at its 2475 Canal Street location. Volunteers are needed to help sort food, and donations are widely accepted. The food drive is taking volunteers and donations today until January 16 at 8 p.m.

Contact Lorie Johnson for more information.

Lorie Johnson - ljohnson@nocoa.org - 504-821-41214 x 123

A photo posted by @amherstsurvival on

2475 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70119

2. Dillard University MLK Day of Service

1100 Milton St, New Orleans, LA 70122
The Dillard University Office of Community and Church Relations is hosting a day of service where volunteers will provide patience to community vegetable gardens at the new Orleans Youth Study Center, Pentecost Baptist Church and Bethany United Methodist Church. Volunteering starts this Sunday, January 15 and ends Monday, January 16. Contact Dillard’s Nick Harris for more information.

Nick Harris - nharris@dillard.edu - 504-473-1141

Additional locations include:

Bethany UMC, 4533 Mendez Street

Pentecost Baptist Church, 1510 Harrison Avenue New Orleans, Louisiana, 70122 Bethany UMC, 4533 Mendez Street; Pentecost Baptist Church, 1510 Harrison Avenue New Orleans Louisiana US 70122

A photo posted by Niki Jabbour (@nikijabbour) on

1100 Milton St
New Orleans, LA 70122

3. MLK Day of Service on the Greenway

590 N Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112
The friends of Lafitte Greenway will restore and maintain the racial reconciliation mural located near the Lemanhn Pool, and the group will also pick up litter across the Greenway with TheArts Council, Prospect New Orleans, YAM and the Welcome Table Mid-City Circle. The volunteer event starts on Monday, January 16 and will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information, contact Lafitte Greenway’s Sydney.

Sydney - sydney@lafittegreenway.org - 504-702-6776

590 N Claiborne Ave
New Orleans, LA 70112

4. Human Rights Campaign MLK Day of Service in New Orleans

2121 Airline Dr, Metairie, LA 70001
The Human Rights Campaign is hosting a donation drive in the New Orleans metro area. Specifically the HRC and the Youth Oasis are partnering to help homeless and at-risk LGBTQ youth and non-LGBTQ youth. The organizations are collecting personal hygiene products, shampoo, wipes, toothpaste and more.

For more information on the drive, contact Michael Glorioso at michael.glorioso@cox.com or Betty Pei Ching Sun at BettySun@HRCNOLA.org.

2121 Airline Dr
Metairie, LA 70001

5. Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve MLK Jr Day of Service

8606 W St Bernard Hwy, Chalmette, LA 70043
The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve are teaming up to realign and clean headstones of American Soldiers at Chalmette National Cemetery. The Day of Service stars Monday, January 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about the MLK Jr. Day of Service, contact Kim Samaniego.

Kim Samaniego Kim_samaniego@nps.gov or 504-589-3882

8606 W St Bernard Hwy
Chalmette, LA 70043