Martin Luther King Day 2016


mlk-day_largeDr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their community.

We invite you to join with your neighbors from across Santa Cruz County as we make it a day of volunteer action.


Join us as we kick off the day from  9-9:45 AM at Santa Cruz Bible Church   Grab a refreshment, register for a project and be inspired before adjourning for a day of volunteerism. ALL are welcome.



one day projectRegister for  a Volunteer Project on MLK Day

Now through Jan 18

Volunteers are needed at projects throughout Santa Cruz County. Your time and energy will support an organization that improves the quality of life for people in our community.

View Projects and Register Now



FO-jail-servicesProp 47 Summit Volunteer Training

Jan 18 -10:30-11:30 AM

With generous support from the Points of Light Foundation we are able to offer this training on Martin Luther King Day in preparation for the Prop 47 Summit happening on Jan 28th.  The summit will provide a crucial opportunity for hundreds of individuals with a low level felony on their record to learn how they can take charge of their future and reduce their felony to a misdemeanor. Proposition 47 is changing records and changing lives, providing the opportunity for better jobs, better education and a brighter future.  Learn More


MLK-Coat-Drive.jpgShare the Warmth Coat and Toiletries Drive

Now through Jan 18

Spread the civic spirit of Dr Martin Luther King Jr by lending a hand to our coat and toiletries drive. Bins are available throughout the community awaiting your donations of new and gently used coats, blankets, scarves, gloves, and socks. We are also collecting new toiletries. Locations include: Freedom, Live Oak, and Watsonville Public Library Branches and both Volunteer Center offices.

Learn More



mlkweekend_web-300x231Celebrate Compassion and Courage

Jan 16-17

Join the Resource Center for Non-Violence and the NAACP as they host a weekend of activities and celebration in the lead up to Martin Luther King JR. Day of Service. Two concerts, a youth day, a group reading and more. Check out your opportunities to get inspired.

Learn More



charter-for-compassion-logo-600x400Compassion Santa Cruz- In 2015 Santa Cruz Mayor Don Lane  joined Mayors across the country in signing onto the Charter for Compassion. We are excited to continue partnering with this effort to help community members take compassionate action.  MLK Day provides the perfect opportunity to start the year off right. Want to commit to a year of compassionate action?

Learn More and Take the Pledge




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