Be a part of this great community experience!
This year’s event is January 19, 20, and 21, 2019. Come out and help our seniors remain in their homes safely and comfortably, improving their quality of life.
Thanks to all our generous sponsors. We could not pull off this event without your support!
Dine at participating great Decatur restaurants on Tuesday, October 17! A percentage of the day’s proceeds goes to the Decatur MLK Service Project, a large scale volunteer initiative to help low income Decatur seniors live safely, comfortably and affordably in their homes by: Completing needed repairs, Weatherization, Adding handicap accessible features and Yard Work.
Begun in 2003, Decatur’s MLK Jr. Service Project provides free house maintenance and repair for Decatur’s needy senior homeowners each January. In January 2017, approximately 1,200 volunteers contributed over 11,300 hours of time helping 33 senior households during the 3-day weekend project. Thank you for helping these seniors to live more safely, comfortably and affordably in their homes as a result of these much needed repairs and yard work. We look forward to your joining us during the next Decatur Martin Luther King Jr. Service project, which will take place January 19, 20, and 21, 2019.
“At the top of my list of ‘Things That Make Decatur Special’ is the annual Service Project in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Getting to know seniors in our neighborhood and helping out in some small way has enriched my life and my experience of living as part of the community that is Decatur. As Mayor, I am especially proud of this collaborative effort and I look forward to this weekend every year!”
Mayor Patti Garrett