Dunwoody celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service with community projects

Members of the community are invited to lend a hand with projects for nonprofits and parks on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.

Dunwoody, GA – December 9, 2019 – Dunwoody Parks and Recreation invites local organizations and members of the community to participate in the city’s fourth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Working in partnership with the Dunwoody Atlanta chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., the city will host projects including tree planting, park beautification and daffodil planting at Brook Run Park, as well as projects at Dunwoody Place Personal Care Home, the Dunwoody Nature Center and the Spruill Center for the Arts. Volunteers can also make a donation of non-perishable food items and/or coats at donations bins that will be located at the Brook Run pavilion on the day of the event.

"I am thrilled that we continue our tradition of honoring the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a family-friendly day of service for all ages,” said Dunwoody Mayor-elect Lynn Deutsch. “This event is always meaningful to those who participate and one of my favorite activities that the City sponsors."

Trees Atlanta and the Daffodil Project have signed on with teams of volunteers. Additional slots are open for groups and individuals, including sponsorship opportunities for large groups.

Volunteers are asked to pre-register on the Dunwoody Parks and Recreation website at http://bit.ly/dunreccatalog. Check-in for all projects will be at Brook Run Park (4770 N. Peachtree Road) beginning at 8:15 a.m. Music, coffee, donuts, and giveaways will be available before work begins at 9 a.m. Volunteers working on projects outside of Brook Run Park will need to provide their own transportation to other venues.

Taking place the third Monday in January, the National Day of Service marks the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service. In line with Dr. King’s vision, the annual event is designed to empower individuals, bridge barriers and solve problems and strengthen communities.
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For more information regarding the City of Dunwoody, please contact Jennifer Boettcher, Communications Director: 678.382.6881, Jennifer.Boettcher@dunwoodyga.gov.

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