For some, the national Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day honoring the prominent civil rights activist is a time to give back and serve the community. For others, it’s an opportunity to educate themselves about King and his life's work.
Below is a list of what business and government buildings are open and closed on Monday, Jan. 20 and ideas or places to volunteer, along with some area events to honor King.
- What's Closed on MLK Day
- What's Open on MLK Day
- Trash Collection for MLK Day
- Broomall Fire Co. Collects Items for Disadvantaged Kids, MLK Day
- Cradles to Crayons Holds Region-Wide Collection for MLK Day of Service
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service - "Pieces of Peace"
MLK Day of Service Events and Service Project on Monday, Jan. 20
- 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Chester Boys & Girls Club (201 E. 7th St., Chester)
- 9:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: STEM Academy at Showalter High School (1100 W. 10th St., Chester)
- 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Ceremonial Wreath-Laying (Old Main Building, Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Upland)
- 2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration (Clark Auditorium, Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Upland)
- 6:30 p.m.: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration (Alumni Auditorium, Widener University, Chester)