MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service is a federal holiday observed as a national day of service. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to issues we face everyday in our communities. 

On Monday, January 15, 2018, YMCAs throughout the city will host service events to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. We invite you to join us, so we can make our community stronger and a better place for all. 

For more information on MLK Day of Service, please contact sherryb@ymcahouston.org.

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

YMCA Name Project Title Project Description Contact Person
Aldine Greenspoint Family YMCA Gardening STEM Volunteers will weed and prepare the garden beds and create up to five hydroponic gardens in outreach/after school sites in the Aldine area. In addition, volunteers will help pull together lessons for our programs that focus on healthy eating (recipes that utilize the food), ecology and engineering. Najah.Callander@ymcahouston.org
Fort Bend Family YMCA Fort Bend Women's Center Volunteers will be assisting with maintenance at their main facility and also at their Pennywise donation center. Jennifer.pinti@ymcahouston.org
Houston Texans YMCA Sports Relief Tour The Sports Relief Tour is a fun free sports sampler day for communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The goal of the Sports Relief Tour is to alleviate mental stress in communities impacted by displacement from schools and homes due to Hurricane Harvey. ljacobs@ymcahouston.org; or tunde.lawal@ymcahouston.org
Langham Creek Family YMCA and 
Brenda & John Duncan Family YMCA
Homeless Youth Care Packages The Langham Creek and Brenda & John Duncan Family YMCAs have partnered with Cy Fair Helping Hands to bring together volunteers to assemble care packages for homeless in the Cy Fair communities. Our goal is to create over 1,000 care packages that include food and hygiene products. brianc@ymcahouston.org
Monty Ballard YMCA at Cinco Ranch and
Mark A. Chapman YMCA at Katy Main Street
Day of Service at St. Peter's United Methodist Church We will have three different volunteering opportunities to benefit the Katy Community. Blanket Sorting & making for elementary students of Katy ISD. Rice and Beans bagging, donated to St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. Kitchen essentials drive for families in Katy affected by Hurricane Harvey. kashalap@ymcahouston.org
M.D. Anderson Family YMCA Community Garden Project Community Garden Project with Finca Tres Robles in Independence Heights community alexandra.everson@ymcahouston.org
Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA Tellepsen Day of Service at The Beacon The Beacon provides meals, laundry service and shower access to the downtown homeless population. Card and letter writing activity - bring materials for clients to write cards or letters to family members and it would involve distributing and  then collecting the letters to mail off. Kalon.collins@ymcahouston.org
Vic Coppinger Family YMCA Forgotten Angels Spring Garden Preparation We will help the Forgotten Angel organization prepare their gardens for Spring 2018. Stephanie.moore@ymcahouston.org
Wendel D. Ley Family YMCA Wise and Wonderful The WD Ley YMCA will be partnering with the Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center for Seniors to serve our Senior Citizen Community. We will collect needed items for the senior citizens in this community and will bring the items there as well as sit with, entertain, play games with, and walk with the seniors. Alyska.malveaux@ymcahouston.org
West Orem Family YMCA Block Walk For All Volunteers are needed to participate in a Community Block Walk and share civic engagement opportunities with disconnected groups in the neighborhood. Our goal is to connect residents and community organizations while promoting an inclusive, safe and strong community.  sherryb@ymcahouston.org
The Woodlands Family YMCA We CAN Make A Difference! We will be partnering with the Montgomery County Food Bank to sort food to help families in need within our communities. Brittanaye.ethridge@ymcahouston.org
YMCA International Services Plant it Forward Volunteers will have the opportunity to work in a farm through a partnership with Plant it Forward, an organization that helps refugees grow their own urban farm businesses. Gloria.choe@ymcahouston.org