The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is a time set aside each year, where we as a country, work together, serving others, to make our communities more equitable.

We observe this day on the third Monday in January each year. As the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service, MLK Day encourages all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. Join us in January for:

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• Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, (9am & 10am) is a one-man production, will introduce you to the modern civil rights advocate and how this American hero helped to transform our society. This timely program explores the life of Dr. King, beginning with his childhood, to the peak of this career and ultimately to his untimely demise.

• The Spirit to Overcome (1pm & 2pm) is a show that follows the first female slave stepping ashore from a slave ship to Michelle Obama, the first African American First Lady. All women of color have faced daily challenges and struggles in the fight against prejudice, bias, social and political limitations. They shared “The Spirit To Overcome.”

As part of our tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the month of January, the City is also hosting a

book giveaway! Students in grades K – 6 can receive free copies of three books that educate and inform about Dr. King’s life and his work towards Civil Rights on January 15, 2024.

Throughout the month of January, the City of College Park will honor the life and legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with a canned food drive starting Tuesday, January 2nd through Wednesday, Jan. 31. A collection box will be established at the City Hall Building, 7401 Baltimore Ave.

The City will gladly accept your donations of non-perishable, clean, non-dented canned and boxed food items, not past their expiration date (no homemade items) to support the College Park Community Food Bank.

Stay tuned for more opportunities to give back in College Park and the surrounding areas! Visit for more information.

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