MLK Service Day

2020 MLK SERVICE Day Postcard

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday

A day on; not a day off.


The communities of Berkley and Royal Oak will honor the life Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for the fourth annual Day of Service on Jan. 20, 2020 at Berkley High School (ROHS), 2325 Catalpa, Berkley.

The event will begin at 8 am at Berkley High School with a light breakfast, followed by a short program in the auditorium where guests will hear Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and students recite the I Have a Dream Speech.  Beginning around 9 am following the morning program, various on- and off-site volunteer opportunities are available for participants.

MLK Day 2020 Volunteer Opportunities

There are more than a dozen service project to choice from. Learn more about volunteer opportunities and sign-up at this link.

Admission is FREE!

As always, admission to this event is free with the donation of one or more of the following items.

Collection Items List (unused)

Toilet Paper
Shampoo & Conditioner
Gallon Ziploc Bags
Bath Soap
Body Lotion
Dental Floss

Items for each district's food bank and Blessings in a Backpack program:

Canned Green Beans
Canned Corn
Canned Fruit
Pudding Cups
Breakfast Cereal - Including regular boxes of Cheerios & Rice Krispies
Gift Certificates to Little Caesars

New this year: Children’s Activities

Children grades K-8 are invited to join in on fun learning activities during the volunteering window, 9-11 am. Children will have the opportunity to learn to play African music, make an “I have a dream” mobile, hear stories about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., listen to a special guest storyteller share Dr. Kings’ life as Coretta Scott King and lastly, watch Our Friend Martin, an animated film about Dr. King’s life. The Berkley High School Diversity Council students and volunteers will supervise these activities.

Photo Gallery: Onsite Service Projects

MLK Sponsors