2023 MLK Day of Service – Beautify 4th Street

2023 MLK Day of Service


Growing Community: Beautify 4th Street Project



Finding ways to serve our community, despite these unique times

Join us to make it a “Day On, not a Day Off,” on Monday, January 16th as part of the MLK National Day of Service in Long Beach.

The Need We Serve:

This section of businesses along 4th Street is not part of a Business Improvement District and needs some extra community support and love to beautify the area.

How to Serve:

We need your help to plant succulents for participating businesses, paint planter boxes, trash pick up, and street cleaning.

How to Serve:

Community members will help by planting native species, placing ground cover to help prevent weeds, and pulling invasive and non-native plant species to ensure that the native plants thrive.

If you are interested in helping, sign up here:

Volunteer Details: 

What to wear: 

Wear comfortable clothing that is okay to get dirt on.

What to bring: 

Hat, water bottle, gardening gloves, gardening tools, cleaning supplies (push brooms, pans, trash pickers) if you have them.

What will be provided: 

Succulents, planters, pots, trashbags, gloves. 

What to expect:

  Please be prepared to stand for long periods of time, pick up items, bend down, and walk.

“Everybody can be great . . . because anybody can serve.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 – 1968)

Thank you to our sponsors!

Project #4

Veterans Park Beautification

Project Host:  6th District Council office

Volunteers will be involved with playground and park cleanup.

Project Host:  2nd & 3rd District Council offices

Project #6

Corridor Clean Up – Long Beach Blvd

Project Host:  8th District Council office