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Honor, Celebrate, Volunteer on MLK Day

Find out where to volunteer on Martin Luther King Day, what businesses are open or closed and how to honor King on Monday, Jan. 20.

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.


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)


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