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Day Of Service

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King,Jr. (C) waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963, during the "March on Washington." Aug. 28, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of the famous "I Have a Dream" speech, which is credited with mobilizing supporters of desegregation and prompted the 1964 Civil Rights Act. (Photo credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Volunteer Projects To Highlight Martin Luther King Day

All across the country, hundreds of thousands of people will partake in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, is to celebrate the slain civil rights leader’s life through service to others

01/20/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel paints a wall at the West Side YMCA as part of a day of service for Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 16, 2012. The mayor, his wife and two daughters were among hundreds who volunteered at the YMCA and two local schools. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Family Spends King Day Volunteering At Local YMCA

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his family took part in a day of service on the West Side on Monday for the Martin Luther King holiday.

CBS 2–01/16/2012

Volunteers with Chicago White Sox Charities will be doing painting, landscaping and other rehab work at George B. McClellan Elementary School as part of a day of service for the 10th anniversary of 9/11. (Credit: CBS)

Local Charities Preparing A Day Of Service For 9/11 Anniversary

This year, to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to volunteer or do something good for their community in a national day of service. For several years now on that date, thousands of Chicagoans have been doing just that.

CBS 2–08/31/2011