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“On Monday we honor the life and work of a great man, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” said U.S. Rep. Sanchez in a press release issued yesterday. “Most importantly we reflect on the ideals of equality and justice which Dr. King championed. Dr. King believed that all people are created equal and he challenged our nation to ensure justice under law for everyone, regardless of the color of their skin. He asked Americans to bridge barriers and work together to help each other succeed.

“Let us honor Dr. King by working to strengthen our communities. Dr. King was a significant champion for volunteering and giving back to our communities, therefore I urge you to join me in honoring his legacy by helping your neighbors and those less fortunate. Through our actions, the work of Dr. King lives on.”

Now in its 13th year, community members can make their “day off” a “day on” with a Day of Service. Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through meaningful service. This year OneOC  will partner with local agencies to offer volunteer opportunities that address critical community issues. There is no better time to get involved and make a difference!

Project Toolkits

Sign up to receive one of our project toolkits that you and your group can complete in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Projects include a local Food Donation drive, Diversity Discussions, as well as honoring our Local Heroes.

  • Veterans First – Food Drive
  • America’s Sunday Supper – Diversity Discussion
  • Team Kids – LemonAid Stand

Click here to receive a project toolkit

Project Service Leaders
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at OneOC, Santa Ana, CA
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Want to be a leader in volunteer service? Sign up for our Project Leader training and learn how you can lead and inspire others on National MLK Day, Monday, January 16th and throughout the year, hosted by OneOC.

Click here to register

Signature MLK Jr. Day Projects
Monday, January 16th
Companies, individuals, groups, and families can discover their power to make a difference as they volunteer together to brighten communities in Orange County and serve our neighbors in need. Sign up your employees and their families for one of these nonprofit locations today!

  • CAPOC Food Bank
  • Mercy House
  • THINK Together Book Doctors
  • Inside the Outdoors
  • Second Harvest Fields
  • SurfAid International Beach Cleanup
  • Veterans First
  • Jefferson Elementary
  • Boys and Girls Club Brea
  • Team Kids Lemon Aid Stand
  • Tustin Family and Youth Center
  • Someone Cares Soup Kitchen

Click here to register

For additional information, contact Kelli Norris, Volunteer Service Coordinator at OneOC at 714-953-5757 x147 or email at knorris@OneOC.org.

Dr. King Debate Performance Event
Monday, January 16, 2012 at CAPOC, Garden Grove, CA
Join us at Community Action Partnership Orange County for this free public MLK Jr. Day debate. The 2012 topic, “Resolved: Martin Luther King’s dream has already been achieved in America,” will be presented by local elementary school students from the Prime Academy (a Korean educational institution) coached by Nancy A. Conroy, Esq. This debate will last approximately 45 minutes, and involves four 4-minute speeches, three cross examinations, and four 2-minute rebuttal speeches.

For more information contact Ursula Walsh, Director of Volunteer Services at OneOC at 714-953-5757 x215 or email at uwalsh@OneOC.org.

Faith Leaders “America’s Supper” Event
Monday, January 16, 2012 at CAPOC, Garden Grove, CA
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Inspired by the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., OneOC, in collaboration with Community Action Partnership Orange County (CAPOC), invites Faith Leaders from diverse backgrounds to come together to share a meal, discuss issues that affect their community and highlight the power of each one of us to make a difference. This is another opportunity to build a stronger Orange County for all faiths and establish a “New American Tradition of Dinner and Dialogue.”

For more information and/or to register contact Ursula Walsh, Director of Volunteer Services at OneOC at 714-953-5757 x215 or email at uwalsh@OneOC.org.

Post a Project & Join the Volunteer Movement!
Are you a nonprofit member that would like to host your own service project in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day? Post a project on our calendar and indicate “MLK Day” in the subject line of your returned form by email to info@OneOC.org or fax 714-834-0585.

Not a member yet? Become a member today!

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The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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