MLK Service Day


2024 Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday

The cities and school districts of Royal Oak, Berkley and Clawson are proud to announce a joint MLK Day event for the entire community to remember, participate, and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 15 at Royal Oak Middle School

Join Us To March: The community is invited to gather at Royal Oak Middle School,  709 N. Washington., for a freedom walk and donation drive. Doors open at 9:00 AM, march steps off 10:00 AM.

Service Projects: At 10:15 am service project begin at Royal Oak Middle School, including making blankets, sorting donations and making cards for first responders.

Make A Donation: The event committee will also be collecting the following donations prior to the freedom walk to support the following groups:

  • Redford Brightmoor Initiative
  • Cass Community Social Services
  • Judson Center
  • Royal Oak First United Methodist

Wish List

Non-perishable food

  • Canned goods, pasta, peanut butter, jelly, granola bars, boxed food items

Home items

  • Toilet paper, dish soap, paper towels, laundry detergent


  • Shampoo/conditioner (including the following brands: Shea moisture, As I Am, Curls, Aunt Jackie's), deodorant, shaving cream, feminine products

Diapers and pull-ups

  • All sizes, no opened packages

New children's books

  • Infant through middle school age


  • Socks (all sizes), underwear (men and children), winter hats (adult)

Items will be collected onsite through noon and then delivered that day by volunteers. 

Amazon Wish List: Can't make it to the event but would like to make a donation? Shop our Amazon Wish List and your item will be delivered.

Ship Items to:

MLK Service Day Donation

800 De Villen Ave

Royal Oak, MI 48073

Photo Gallery: Past MLK Jr Service Day Projects