Monday, January 20, 2020day of service logo
(MLK Jr. Day)
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Glen Mar Church

Our sixth annual Day of Service will be hosted by Glen Mar Church, Ames Memorial UMC and St. John Baptist Church. Join us for a day of family-oriented, short-term service opportunities. All ages are welcome. Come for one hour or come for the day!

What: Family friendly short-term service activities for ages 5 to 105 years old. Free childcare is available from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for 1 to 4-year old children.

Where: Glen Mar Church, 4701 New Cut Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043; Phone: 410.465.4995. Get Directions

Schedule: Orientation: 8:30 to 9 a.m., Activities: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closing: 4 to 4:30 p.m.

Cost and Registration: The event is FREE and open to the public. On-line registration will be available closer to the event. Walk-in registration on the day of the event is welcome from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Lunch: Lunch will be served; details will be provided later. A free will donation may be made at the serving station.

Community Service Hours: Available upon request at the sign-in table.

Group Participation: If your business, organization, Church, Girl or Boy Scout Troop would like to attend or partner with us, please email us at

More Information: A flyer and details about the planned activities will be available soon. For an idea of what we've done in the past, see our 2019 Recap below. Please contact with questions.

Help Out: If you would like to join our planning team, become an event partner or corporate sponsor, lead an activity, provide in-kind donations, provide pro bono services, or make a monetary donation, please let us know at

2019 Recap

Over 1300 enthusiastic servants of all ages participated in Glen Mar's annual Day of Service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Jan. 21, 2019.

Volunteers packaged 105,360 meals for the hungry, decorated 40 dozen cookies for inner-city school teachers, donated 38 units of blood to the American Red Cross, sewed 160 pillow cases for those undergoing treatment, made 44 no-sew blankets for the youth at Board of Child Care, constructed 11 bunk beds (22 beds) so no kid sleeps on the floor, and made about 2,700 spiritual bracelets to give away.

In addition, volunteers created 242 origami sea creatures for the Students Rebuild Ocean Challenge, made 50 "Welcome Home" keys for Bridges to Housing Stability, and packed 275 Code Blue meals for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center. Attendees wrote/colored 500+ notes for shut-ins, the elderly, active-duty military, collegians and confirmands. For Operation Christmas Child volunteers made 150 tops, 246 fishing kits, 241 health kits, 300 hygiene kits, 185 jump ropes, hundreds of teddy bears, tic-tac-toe boards, and bead kits. Volunteers served breakfast for 150 people at Manna House. Also, work crews of youth and adults served at the Board of Child Care and the Salvation Army Thrift Shop.

The event also fulfilled the community's desire to honor Dr. King's legacy and share a giving experience with children. Patrice, who came with her husband and three children, said they "left feeling fulfilled and grateful."

Thank you to our many volunteers and partners who made this event possible.