Black Lion Coffee in collaboration

January 20, 2020 2 min read

Black Lion Coffee in collaboration with Thursday Network's 20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "Day of Service" Greater Washington Urban League Young Professionals-Thursday Network Monday, January 20, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EST) Silver Spring, MD

 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday on January 20, 2020, marked the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. 

 During the month of January, communities within DC, Prince George’s County, and Montgomery County were asked to donate items and funds to create care packages for housing-unstable residents. On January 20, Black Lion Coffee catered coffee to the volunteers of  Takoma Park Middle School’s student-led group, Difference Makers and The Greater Washington Urban League Thursdays Network that help to create care packages and deliver to people in need. Volunteers assisted in creating packages that consist of blankets, snacks, deodorants, feminine hygiene products (e.g., tampons and pads), floss, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpastes, soaps, and words of encouragement. This year’s  goal was to deliver 1,200 packages to people in need throughout DC, Prince George’s County, and Montgomery County. 






If interested in  becoming involved with The Greater Washington Urban League, A major civil rights and social services organization, the League has been dealing effectively with a wide range of social and economic problems for 78 years please contact  Maggie Butler at