Day of Service

Make it a Day On...Not a Day Off!

During the 1950s and ’60s, civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. recognized the power of service to strengthen communities and achieve common goals. As he once said, “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.”

Initiated by Congress in 1994, King Day of Service honors that legacy by transforming the federal holiday honoring Dr. King into a national day of community service grounded in his teachings of nonviolence and social justice. Instead of its being just another day off from school or work, the aim is to make the holiday a day ON, where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together to strengthen their community, bridge social barriers, and move our nation closer to the “Beloved Community” that Dr. King envisioned.

Our Project

On Monday, January 16, volunteers from Cameron University and the Lawton-Fort Sill community will celebrate "a day on, not a day off" in service to our community as part of the national Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.  Nationally, tens of thousands of volunteers will gather to celebrate in service.  


Date:  Monday, January 16

On-site Check In:  8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Project Work:  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lawton Food Bank, Boys & Girls Club, various schools throughout Lawton

Registration Required.

For more information:  Call 580.581.2217.  THANK YOU!

Day of Service Registration

Registration is currently closed. We look forward to your participation next year!

Videos and Pictures of Past Events

Supply Drive

In an effort to reach to a greater population on the Day of Service, we will be collecting supplies for some of our local United Way agencies.  We need your support!  Stop by the designated table at any of the following locations on Saturday, January 16 from 10am - 2pm to donate:

  • Sam's
  • Walmart on Quanah Parker Trail
  • Country Mart on Lee

The local agencies benefiting from the drive are:

  • C. Carter Crane Shelter for the Homeless
  • Catholic Charities
  • Family Promise of Lawton
  • J. Roy Dunning Children's Shelter
  • Roadback, Inc.
  • Salvation Army
  • Help Advocacy Center of SW Oklahoma (SANE - Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners)