“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there ‘is’ such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”  – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have echoed through the generations, inspiring Americans of all ages to a higher standard of service and giving. Throughout his life, Dr. King fought tirelessly for civil rights and for a vision of America which offered everyone a seat at the table. As we get ready to remember Dr. King this upcoming MLK Day, don’t just sit back and let the day pass you by. If you’re looking for a way to serve your community this upcoming holiday, the City of Trenton has you covered with a day of service right here in the Capital City.

On Friday, January 12th, you are invited to join the City of Trenton for a day of service in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The day’s projects will be held from 10am to 1pm at Trenton’s City Hall Atrium, located at 319 E State St, Trenton, NJ 08608. Throughout the morning, guests will have the opportunity to get involved in a number of hands-on projects which will support local non-profit organizations making a difference in our community. If you are interested in volunteering or would like to register your non-profit/organization for a day of service, please contact (609) 989-3860 for more information on how you can get involved. This day of giving would not be possible without the time and dedication of committed volunteers, and your help is needed to help bring these incredible projects to life.

Over the years, Martin Luther King Jr. Day has evolved from a day of remembrance to a day of service and social justice. After all, there are few better ways to commemorate the legacy of Dr. King than a day spent pouring into the betterment of your community. Whether your day is spent feeding the hungry or advocating for the vulnerable members of our society, a day spent serving others is a day well spent. Martin Luther King Jr’s brilliance and commitment to service is an inspiration to Americans from sea to shining sea, and catalyzing this day as a day of service is a powerful and palpable way in which we can continue Dr. King’s legacy today.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more prior to enrolling as a volunteer, please contact the City of Trenton at (609) 989-3860 for additional assistance. For more information on this and other upcoming events in the Capital City, please check out the City of Trenton’s website, linked here: City of Trenton – Home. An afternoon of giving back is the perfect way to kick off a heartfelt weekend of service, so be sure to mark your calendars and make this MLK Day mean more in 2024.

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