The City of Kalamazoo and Gryphon Place, in cooperation with Fifth Third Bank, Life EMS, Schupan & Sons, Envirologic, and Western Michigan University, will sponsor the 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community-Wide Day of Service (The Transformative Power of a Unified Dream) on Monday, January 16, 2017.
During even the most difficult of times, Americans have shown amazing strength and resilience in the face of adversity. In the midst of disasters, Americans have been moved time and time again to support our fellow citizens by rebuilding homes and communities. Even in the day-to-day struggles of Americans everywhere, community members show an inspiring willingness to lend a hand to those in need. During the National Day of Service, volunteers will have the opportunity to dedicate their time to service projects that strengthen our community and support our neighbors.
Over the past 15 years, the City and other community organizations have come together to make this holiday a meaningful experience and an opportunity to do something good for others. It has been a day that reflects the life, teaching, and spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., bringing people together around the common focus of service to others and breaking down the social and economic barriers that divide our nation.