MLK Day of Service: Restlawn Cemetery (Edinburg)

Volunteer with CSI at Restlawn Cemetery in Edinburg on MLK Day of Service! Click here to register on Engagement Zone.

Date: Friday, January 19, 2024 (Note: Due to weather concerns, MLK Day of Service at Restlawn Cemetery in Edinburg has been rescheduled for Friday, January 19, 2024 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM.)

Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Location: Hillcrest Memorial Park, 1701 E. Richardson Rd., Edinburg, TX 

Volunteers will assist with planting plants, pulling weeds, putting down mulch, painting crosses, raking leaves, picking up trash and cleaning benches.

Restlawn Cemetery “is believed to be the only graveyard in Hidalgo County dedicated for African American burials.” – Texas Historical Marker

Dress Code: Comfortable clothing, shirts that you do not mind getting stained since painting a wall may be involved, and closed-toed shoes. 

Perks for Volunteers: 

  • Free volunteer t-shirt! 
  • Enjoy a complimentary lunch after the event!

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About MLK Day of Service

In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a "day on, not a day off." It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community."

-American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Friday, January 19 at 9:00am to 12:00pm

Restlawn Cemetery Hillcrest Memorial Park, 1701 E. Richardson Rd., Edinburg, TX

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