Volunteers give back for the MLK, Jr. Holiday

- People all over metro Atlanta spent their Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday giving back to the community.

Dozens of volunteers gave their time at The King Center on Auburn Avenue to put together activity kits for children fighting cancer at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

"They are going through a tremendous illness, but it'll give them a time when they're going through this [...] to enjoy themselves," said Donald Bullock, with The King Center.

The activity bags included journals, puzzle books and playing cards to help them pass the time during their hospital visits.

The volunteers came from several different organizations including Hands On Atlanta, Super Bowl LIII's Team ATL, Tyler Perry Studios and The Mission Continues, a veterans' organization.

"It's a good day to do service because Dr. King was all about service, about doing for others to make difference in the world," explained Bullock.

The Mission Continues also hosted several volunteer opportunities in Clarkston.

"The impact is very visible and I think everyone will walk away feeling [...] connected to their community through service and I think that's what MLK Day is about," said David Garcia, with The Mission Continues.

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories you may be interested in - includes advertiser stories