Brownieland Celebrates MLK Day 

We come together to celebrate the life and achievements of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the third Monday in January each year. MLK Day is known as a national day of service encouraging all Americans to volunteer with local organizations. Brownieland is proud to be a part of the Atlanta community and partner with incredible nonprofits that organize events and volunteer projects in the spirit of the renowned civil rights leader. Learn about ways you can lend a hand around Atlanta on MLK Day this year. As Dr. King once said: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”

Brownieland Pictures Celebrates MLK Day

MLK Day at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is a museum dedicated to the achievements of the civil rights movement in the United States and the broader worldwide human rights movement. On MLK Day, celebrate the legacy of Dr. King by visiting the Center’s permanent galleries featuring MLK Jr. themed installations and activities. 

Learn more HERE.

Martin Luther King Jr. Experience at The Atlanta History Center

The Atlanta Historical Society was founded in 1926 to preserve and study Atlanta history. In 1990, the organization officially became known as the Atlanta History Center after decades of collecting, researching and publishing information about Atlanta and the surrounding area. On January 17th, the Atlanta History Center will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his hometown of Atlanta through a variety of virtual and in-person educational family activities, including simulations, crafts, and storytime, as well as offerings for adults including author talks. 

Learn more HERE.

Volunteer Projects with Pebble Tossers

Pebble Tossers is a youth development nonprofit with a mission to empower and equip youth to lead through service. Over the years, the Brownieland Team has enjoyed volunteering with Pebble Tossers for various projects like the National Family Volunteer Day BeltLine Beautification Project, Kid’s Recycle Day in honor of Earth Month, and the Virtual Volunteer Project with the Atlanta Community ToolBank. In honor of MLK Day, Pebble Tossers is offering a volunteer opportunity with Piedmont Park Conservancy and an MLK Day Spotlight Project with Everybody Wins! Atlanta. 

Learn more HERE.

MLK Days of Service with Hands On Atlanta 

Hands On Atlanta connects changemakers to nonprofits and schools in need while engaging socially responsible companies to help make a difference in the Atlanta community. As part of its observance of MLK Day, Hands On Atlanta has organized 75 community service projects around Atlanta. 

Learn more HERE.

Points of Light DIY Volunteer Projects for the Whole Family

The Points of Light mission is to inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action that changes the world. This nonprofit envisions a world where everyone discovers the power to make a difference, creating healthy communities in vibrant, participatory societies. For MLK Day, Points of Light will provide volunteer opportunities for families to have meaningful conversations and get involved with their communities. 

Learn more HERE.

The Atlanta Beltline “Day On”

The Atlanta BeltLine is a former railway corridor around the core of Atlanta comprising 22 miles of unused railroad tracks circling the core of the city’s in-town neighborhoods while offering a shared space for people to walk, ride, exercise, and gather all across Atlanta. Join The Conservancy at Historic Washington Park, Park Pride, Atlanta Preservation Center, and Atlanta BeltLine Partnership for a day of service in honor of MLK Day. Projects for volunteers will include clearing invasive plants, cleaning up litter throughout the park, preparing beds for spring planting, and mulching trees. 

Learn more HERE.

United Way of Greater Atlanta and Westside Future Fund Volunteer Projects

The mission of United Way of Greater Atlanta is to engage and bring together people and resources to drive sustainable improvements in the well-being of children, families, and individuals in the community. The Brownieland Team volunteered with the United Way of Greater Atlanta for their Back to School Week Initiative and saw firsthand the amazing work they do for the community. In honor of MLK Day, the United Way of Greater Atlanta has partnered with the Westside Future Fund to offer volunteer opportunities. 

Learn more HERE.

Oakland Cemetery National Day of Service

Historic Oakland Cemetery is Atlanta’s oldest public park and the final resting place of many of the city’s most noted citizens. On January 17th, Oakland Cemetery will commemorate the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service with a morning in the gardens. From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., volunteers are invited to help expand the gardens in the historically African American section. Volunteer projects will include planting a variety of plants, mulching, weeding, and making other general improvements to the area. 

Learn more HERE.

Open Hand Atlanta MLK Day Volunteer Opportunities

The mission of Open Hand Atlanta is to empower people to live healthier, more productive lives. Through people-centered services and partnerships, this nonprofit organization creates access to healthy meals and nutrition education, empowering their clients and the community to achieve personal goals for health and wellness. For our volunteer project, the Brownieland Team had fun packing meals to serve Open Hand’s diverse population of men, women, and children with unique nutrition needs. Open Hand Atlanta is celebrating Dr. King’s legacy by offering volunteer shifts to help people in their community. 

Learn more HERE.

Dunwoody MLK Days of Service

The City of Dunwoody has partnered with local nonprofit organizations to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on MLK Day. Service projects will include tree planting at Brook Run Park with Trees Atlanta, daffodil planting with The Daffodil Project, and a community clean up at the Dunwoody Nature Center. 

Find out more in this article by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Global Paint for Charity

The mission of Global Paint for Charity is to recover latex paint from businesses and residents to change the lives of people in underserved communities, one gallon at a time. Throughout January, join Global Paint for Charity and local partners to celebrate the 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Global Paint for Charity will supply latex paints for a significant number of community projects, murals, and artworks. 

Learn more HERE.

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