In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service -- a “day on, not a day off.”
Everything from reading to children, tutoring, helping pick up litter on your street, volunteering at a soup kitchen, preparing meals for those who need them -- it all helps!
As part of his United We Serve initiative, President Obama has called upon all Americans to make service a part of their daily lives. Visit Serve.gov to find a volunteer opportunity in your community, and check out MLKday.gov for more on this inspiring day.
What will your act of service be today?