Join One Warm Coat and AmeriCorps this MLK Day as we come together to build a Beloved Community through unity, service, and transformation.

The Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday is an official day of service and celebrates the civil rights leader’s life and legacy. Are you ready to join in and make a difference in your community?

MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. During the last quarter-century, the MLK Day of Service has grown, and its impact increased as more Americans embraced the idea that citizenship involves taking an active role in improving communities.

Holding a coat drive is a fun, engaging (and free) way for students, families, co-workers, and other groups to make a difference in the lives of people in need in their communities. 

Make Monday January 15, 2024 a day on, not a day off! You can share warmth in one of two ways on 1/15:

  • Kick off your coat drive or hold a one day coat drive on 1/15. Promote the day in advance and engage your community to donate coats and help you run the coat drive.

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  • Hold a coat drive in the weeks before MLK Day and deliver the coats you’ve collected to a nonprofit partner on 1/15 (please contact the organization in advance to be sure they can accept coats that day).

Be sure to share photos from your MLK Day drive and tag @onewarmcoat and include hashtags #sharingwarmth, #MLKDay & #AmeriCorps30.