MLK Service Day


2023 Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday

The cities and school districts of Royal Oak and Berkley are proud to announce a joint MLK Day event for the entire community to remember, participate, and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 16 at Berkley High School.

Join Us To March: The community is invited to gather at Berkley High School,  2325 Catalpa Dr., for a freedom walk and donation drive. Doors open at 9:00 AM, march steps off 9:30 AM.

Service Projects: At 10:15 am service project begin at Berkley High School, including making blankets, sorting donations and making cards for first responders.

Make A Donation: The event committee will also be collecting the following donations prior to the freedom walk to support the following groups:

  • Redford Brightmoor Initiative
  • Cass Community Social Services
  • Judson Center
  • Royal Oak First United Methodist

Wish List

Non-perishable food

  • Canned goods, pasta, peanut butter, jelly, granola bars, boxed food items

Home items

  • Toilet paper, dish soap, paper towels, laundry detergent


  • Shampoo/conditioner (including the following brands: Shea moisture, As I Am, Curls, Aunt Jackie's), deodorant, shaving cream, feminine products

Diapers and pull-ups

  • All sizes, no opened packages

New children's books

  • Infant through middle school age


  • Socks (all sizes), underwear (men and children), winter hats (adult)

Items will be collected onsite through noon and then delivered that day by volunteers. 

Amazon Wish List: Can't make it to the event but would like to make a donation? Shop our Amazon Wish List and your item will be delivered.

Ship Items to:

MLK Service Day Donation

800 De Villen Ave

Royal Oak, MI 48073

Photo Gallery: Past MLK Jr Service Day Projects

MLK Sponsors