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22 January 2020

Miller Johnson Joins in 25th Anniversary of MLK Day of Service

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on January 20, 2020, marked the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. This year Miller Johnson positioned 141 volunteers at 16 different locations in the Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo communities for the firm’s 11th consecutive year of participation in the day of service.

Miller Johnson worked with the Heart of West Michigan United Way Volunteer Center in Grand Rapids and Gryphon Place in Kalamazoo to identify organizations to partner with. Volunteers organized emergency meal packs and comfort kits, helped reduce the spread of invasive species of brush, stocked store and warehouse shelves, organized events at community centers, read books to elementary school students, and cleaned and painted facilities among other activities throughout the day. To conclude the day, the Miller Johnson participants joined together to reflect on the service projects and share experiences.

In 2020, our partner organizations are:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Comprenew
Northeastern Elementary Kent Conservation District
Meals on Wheels of Western Michigan MRC Industries
UCOM (United Church Outreach Ministry) Pine Rest Christian Mental Health
Great Start Parent Coalition American Red Cross
SECOM Resource Center In The Image
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum Kalamazoo Animal Rescue

About MLK Day of Service

Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. The Corporation for National and Community service has been charged to lead this effort for the last quarter century.

The Corporation for National and Community Service leads the annual MLK Day of Service (https://www.nationalservice.gov/serve-your-community/mlk-day-service), working with the King Center in Atlanta and thousands of nonprofit groups, faith-based organizations, and schools and businesses nationwide.

About Miller Johnson

Miller Johnson is a full-service firm providing legal counsel to businesses and individuals in areas such as business and corporate, employment and labor, litigation, employee benefits, family law, and estate planning.

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