Jan. 15, 2023
Martin Olmos began volunteering when his five children were young. His passion and love for giving back was passed on to his children, who are now grown and volunteer, following in their father’s footsteps.
Olmos remembers what it was like when he first came to America and people stepped up to help him. Now he wants to do the same and give back to his community.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service holiday is Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. As we celebrate this year, we honor the theme: Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve.
Each day from now until Jan. 16 we will highlight the work and volunteerism of people who have spent their time giving back to Lakewood. The videos will air on the city’s YouTube channel, the city website under “News & Updates” and on the MLK Day event page. They’ll also be shared on the city’s social media channels.
Feeling inspired? We have a list of local organizations that need volunteers or donations to help with their respective causes and missions to give back to our community on our MLK Day event page.