RPCV/W pitches in for the Martin Luther King National Day of Service

We'd like to thank the 30 RPCV/W Members who organized and participated in 3 service projects to honor the Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Volunteers took time out of their Saturday mornings to work with children with special needs, prepare a mural at an underserved school, and assemble care packages for deployed members of the armed services. Thanks to the magic of Twitter, our efforts were picked up by a reporter who featured us in an article for msn.com. Thanks again to everyone who came out! 

Project Descriptions

Community Service Event with Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN) 

Saturday, January 19 - MLK Day of Service (11:00am - 2:45pm)

St. Coletta of Greater Washington


We had fun playing sports with children and youth withphysical and development disabilities. As group, we played with the kids and engaged them in various activities, including tennis, basketball, and soccer, as well as just playing catch or a friendly game of tug of war. The environment was non-competitive, where every child can enjoy activities in a safe and encouraging environment. This was a joint-service project with the Rotary Club of Federal City.

Yes We Can: End Illiteracy Service Event

Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)

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RPCV/W partnered with several cause-focused organizations to pitch in for a community literacy event at one of 6 DC public schools. We helped stock the new library, prepared a wall to paint a mural, and personalized hundreds of reading books for kids with personal messages.

Unite America in Service Event 

Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m 

DC Armory (2001 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003)


RPCV/W helped pack 100,000 care kits filled with necessities for deployed U.S. Service Members, Wounded Warriors, Veterans and First Responders.