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To celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., organizations are invited to create projects that are dynamic and relevant by combining meaningful service and thoughtful reflection, and that provide volunteers with opportunities for sustained service and ongoing community involvement.

$31,000 in funds provided by the Service for Peace, Serve Indiana, and the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County were regranted to local nonprofits, schools and faith communities to host service and educational projects for MLK Day 2017.

View the listings of available projects on the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network's website.

Organization & Project

Amount Awarded

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 18

Connecting Children to Veterans: Collecting For the Good of Others


Bloomington Community Orchard

Planting an Educational Fruit Grove at Ivy Tech


Bloomington PRIDE

LGBTQ+ Resource Library


Boxcar Bookstore & Community Center, Inc.

Free Social Justice Literature for Youth & Families


Bring Hanah Home

Feed our Furry Friends Food Event w/ Area 10 on Aging


Center for Sustainable Living

The Fierce Urgency of Now: Time to Choose


Community Kitchen of Monroe County, Inc.

A Kid's Passport to Nutrition


Congregation Beth Shalom

Noah's Ark #4


Creek/Love Classroom Rogers Elementary

Living Civil Rights Through Music



El Arte y el Camino a la Equidad (Art and the Path to Equity)


Groups Scholars Program

IrespectU: Community Engagement Campaign


Harmony School

Harmony School Social Action Day


Hoosier Hills Food Bank

MLK Day Food Packing Event!


Interfaith Community of Environmentalist Youth (ICEY)

It's Our World, Let's Take Action


Lotus Education & Arts Foundation

One Million Stars to End Violence: Lotus International Star-Weaving Project


Middle Way House, Inc.

Peaceful Plans Abound at Middle Way House


Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project

MLK Pack-a-thon


Monroe County Humane Association

MCHA North Location Education and Outreach Support


Monroe County Public Library - Children's Services

A Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration


Monroe County United Ministries, Inc.

Cleaning & Hygiene Closet Conversion


Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

Community Garden and Food Pantry Service Project


My Sister's Closet of Monroe County

Addressing the needs of Family Economic Stability Season to Season


New Leaf-New Life

Community Flat Tire Workshop


New Leaf-New Life

Resource building collaborative initiative


St. Paul Catholic Center

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service: An Interfaith and Intergenerational Volunteer Experience


The Project School

The Project School Care Packages Project for Shalom Community Center


The Salvation Army

Free Day of Vision


Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS Indiana)

Shake It Up Shaker Bottles


Volunteers in Medicine Clinic of Monroe County, Inc.

Brighten VIM, Brighten Lives


WFHB Community Radio

MLK Amplified: Student Reflections of Martin Luther King, Jr.


Wheeler Mission Ministries

Making It a Home - Painting Project