Phone: 304.558.0111 ● Toll Free: 800.WV.HELPS ● Fax: 304.558.0101 ● 710 Central Avenue ● Charleston, W.Va. 25302 ●

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 27th, 2016

Contact: Dana Myslinsky,, 304-558-0111

Mini-Grants Available for MLK Day of Service
Charleston, W.Va. –Volunteer West Virginia is now accepting applications for MLK Day of Service mini-grants. Organizations that are interested in hosting a MLK Day of Service project may be eligible for a mini-grant of up to $300.00 to assist in their efforts. Projects that engage youth in the service effort will be given special consideration.
This year on January 16th, individuals and organizations throughout the nation will come together to serve their communities in celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King recognized the power of service. He famously said, “Everyone can be great because everybody can serve.” Observing the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday through service is a way to begin each year with a commitment to making your community a better place. Your service honors Dr. King’s life and teachings and helps meet national challenges.
Service also brings people together of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. The MLK Day of Service encourages all types of service, particularly projects that have a lasting impact and connect participants to ongoing service. The most successful projects connect to the life and teaching of Dr. King, meet a pressing community need, and include time to reflect on his teachings.

Grant applications will be accepted until Friday, January 13th for projects taking place no later than January 31st 2017. Applications for support will be reviewed to determine eligibility and approved for funding. Again, priority will be given to projects that engage youth in the service efforts. Apply using the following link or contact Waylon Bryant at 304-558-0111 or

Volunteer West Virginia, the state’s Commission for National and Community Service, challenges West Virginians to strengthen their communities through service and volunteerism. Through our programs and services, we identify and mobilize resources, promote an ethic of service, and empower communities to solve problems and improve the quality of life for individuals and families.


Volunteer WV Mini-Grants Available for MLK Day of Service due Jan 13