Home Depot: Remembering Dr. King Through Community Service and a $ 1 Million Foundation Grant

January 10, 2022

In 1983, a law was passed to make the third Monday in January a federal holiday in honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We still celebrate his remarkable life devoted to American civil rights almost 40 years plus late. Today, his “I Have a Dream” speech is just as punchy as when he delivered it on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963.

In honor of Dr. King’s legacy and to help foster lasting change and social equity in our communities, The Home Depot Foundation and Team Depot will be volunteering in cities across the country from January 17-22. . Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associated volunteer force, will facilitate service projects focused on housing, learning spaces and community revitalization.

In addition, The Home Depot Foundation is proud to announce a million dollar grant to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, a museum with which we have partnered since 2009. Located in Dr. King’s hometown, this Atlanta’s investment will support the museum’s expansion and increased community education and training programs.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Now is the time to do what is right. The Home Depot encourages its associates to reflect on the life and teachings of Dr. King as we remember him on this important day and to reflect on how they can make a difference by giving back to their community.

To discover the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, check out their virtual tour here.

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Jill E. Washington