Celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The City of Wilmington is proud to present the following volunteer opportunities and activities that support the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.


A non-profit community resource organization dedicated to promoting knowledge and appreciation of gardening, horticulture, and conservation. A non-profit community resource organization dedicated to promoting knowledge and appreciation of gardening, horticulture, and conservation.

The Delaware Center for Horticulture is looking for 10 volunteers to help us move supplies and tools from our current storage area to our garage in preparation for our upcoming construction in 2014.

Skills Needed:

  • Ability to lift small and large tools
  • Enjoy working with other volunteers
  • Like to work outdoors (dress for the weather, gloves and comfortable shoes)

Date: Monday, January 20, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (pizza lunch provided)

Location: The Delaware Center for Horticulture, 1810 North Dupont Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19806

To Sign Up Contact: Marcia Stephenson, Volunteer Coordinator, (302) 658-6262 ext. 105, mstephenson@thedch.org


Programs that help women form communities with kindred spirits through shared activities, volunteering and dialogue. Programs that help women form communities with kindred spirits through shared activities, volunteering and dialogue.

Great Dames is holding THE GREAT WINTER COAT COLLECTION IV!

Monday, January 20, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

What we need: Consignment-quality, new or nearly-new, clean winter coats, hats, scarves, and mittens for men, women, and children.

Convenient drop-off locations:

City Style Shop at Wilmington Senior Center, 1901 North Market Street, Wilmington

United Way of Delaware, 625 North Orange Street Wilmington

Bella Vista Trattoria, 5337B Limestone Road, Wilmington

Who will benefit: City Style Shop (Wilmington Senior Center) & The Friendship House (Delaware Clothing Bank)

Why we love this cause: We are committed to supporting organizations who provide a safe haven and richer quality of life for women and their families.

A community service project sponsored by Great Dames, Inc. in collaboration with Wilmington Senior Center, Friendship House, United Way of Delaware, NAWBO Delaware, First Unitarian Church, and Delaware State Office of Volunteerism.


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On Monday, January 20 beginning at 12:00 noon, Clara's Gifts, in partnership with R.H.D., will be distributing bagged lunches, clothing, footwear, and blankets to the homeless & hungry at two outside walk-up sites:

  • Sunday Breakfast Mission, 110 North Poplar Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801
  • Bethel Villa Apartments, 506 East 5th Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Coffee, tea, and bottled water will be available with the lunches. Haircuts will be offered at the two walk-up sites from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. A mobile unit will also distribute bagged lunches to various locations throughout the city at 12:00 noon.

Volunteers need to report to the location between 11:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to assist with set-up. Contact Temeca White  at (302) 602-2243.


OTHER MLK, JR. DAY OF SERVICE ACTIVITIES

FRI, JANUARY 17, 7:00 P.M.

Martin Luther King, Jr. & Black History Tribute
The Music School of Delaware, 4101 Washington Street, Wilmington, DE 19802
Featuring poetry readings, band performances, DJ mixes, and a performance by the CACC Dance Ensemble
Tickets: $5.00
For more information or to purchase tickets call (302) 762-1132 or visit www.musicschoolofdelaware.org

MON, JANUARY 20, 8:00 A.M.

30th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Chase Center on the Riverfront, 815 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
This breakfast celebration is held by the Organization of Minority Women to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s accomplishments. The guest speaker is Michael Eric Dyson, Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, a nationally known author and political analyst for MSNBC.
Tickets: $45.00
Call (302) 425-3929 or email omw_inc@yahoo.com

MON, JANUARY 20, 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

MLK Day Camp
Brandywine Zoo, 1001 North Park Drive, Wilmington, DE 19802
Our world is richer because of biodiversity! Come and learn why every living thing has a special place and purpose on our earth. Through fun activities, stories and crafts you’ll discover how to be a better animal ambassador! Campers must be potty trained and come dressed for the weather. Campers must bring a bag lunch and water bottle; light snack is provided. Morning drop off from 8-8:30 A.M.. Aftercare available until 5:30 P.M.
Fee: $55 per participant; $45 Delaware Zoological Society Members. Aftercare fee: $10 per person. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is January 15th.
To register, please call (302) 571-7788 ext. 200 or email DNREC_Parks_ZooPrograms@state.de.us

MON, JANUARY 20, 9:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

African-American Champions of Nature
Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike (Rt. 52), Wilmington, DE 19807
Celebrate the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Museum! We’ll have games, crafts, and activities that will leave you filled with compassion for your fellow man and beast.
For more information call (302) 658-9111

MON, JANUARY 20, 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Celebrate MLK, Jr. Day with YWCA Delaware!
Trinity Episcopal Parish, 1108 North Adams Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Please join us for a special racial justice event in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Lawrence Livingston, Pastor at Mother African Union Church.
For more details, contact Faye Bonneau, Director of Racial Justice, at (302) 224-4060 ext. 218 or fbonneau@ywcade.org

MON, JANUARY 20, 1:00 - 3:30 P.M.

March for Peace and Community Celebration
1:00 - 2:00 March: St. Paul Catholic Church, Corner of West 4th and Van Buren Streets
2:00 - 3:30 Community Celebration: Be Ready Jesus is Coming Church, 1411 West 4th Street
Walk for peace in our community. The celebration following the march will have food, children’s activities, and arts, music and dance performances.
Questions? Contact Vanity at (302) 602-6560
Co-sponsored by West Side Grows Together and Wilmington Peacekeepers