MLK Day 2010: An Amazing Day ON!

Points of Light Institute and HandsOn Network celebrated MLK Day of Service by bringing together more than 100,000 people to serve in 1,500 HandsOn projects and engage in more than 150 community dialogues through our inaugural MLK Day Virtual Town Hall!

We worked with to air live feeds to service projects and dialogues orchestrated by HandsOn Action Centers in seven U.S. cities. Members of Congress, mayors and other civic leaders served alongside volunteers in several cities and also addressed those participating virtually. Viewers were able to engage in the national dialogue by submitting questions, photos and video footage of their MLK Day experiences to the MLK Day Virtual Town Hall Web site.

Check back soon to see highlights in video footage, photos and stories. You can also review some of the national media coverage here:

In the News
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Michelle Nunn and John Bridgeland Op-Ed: Fulfill King's goal with a call for global service.
  • Huffington Post: Michelle Nunn Op-Ed: You Only Need a Heart Full of Grace.
  • USA Today: Thousands volunteer sweat and spirit to honor MLK on Day of Service.
  • Washington Post: MLK Day Virtual Town Hall.
  • USA Today Kindness Blog: A 'touchstone' for Haiti support over the long-term.
  • The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Charities Look to King Holiday to Spotlight Volunteerism.
  • Julie Menin's Give and Take Blog: MLK Day GUEST BLOG by Silda Wall Spitzer.
  • Social Citizens Blog: Make it a Day On(line): MLK Day Virtual Town Hall.
  • Deconstructing the News: Michelle Nunn: You Only Need a Heart Full of Grace.
  • Social Velocity: MLK Day of Service Virtual Town Hall.
  • USA Today Kindness Blog: How to Make a Difference on MLK Day.
  • Future Leaders in Philanthropy Blog: A Day On, Not a Day Off.
  • Delta Air Lines Blog: MLK Day - A Day On Not A Day Off.
  • Rosetta Thurman Blog: Promoting Next Generation Leadership for Social Change.
  • Phoenix Business Journal Online: Virtual Town Hall to be held on Martin Luther King Day.
  • DC This Week Blog: HandsOn Network Center Greater DC Cares Asks You To Volunteer This MLK Day.
  • Social Actions Blog: HandsOn Network's MLK Day Virtual Town Hall.