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.

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Our Project

On Monday, January 19, 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.  

These MLK Day of Service projects are funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that strengthens communities through service.

PROJECT DETAILS

Date:  Monday, January 19

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

Locations:
Lawton Food Bank, Boys & Girls Club, Wilson Elementary School, Pioneer Park Elementary School, Sheridan Road Elementary School, Jackson Elementary School, Sullivan Village Elementary School

Registration Required:  Registration is currently closed.

For more information:  Call 580.581.2217 or 581.2244.  THANK YOU!

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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 18 from 10am - 2pm to donate:

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

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)