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?
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Monday, January 18, 2010
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
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Thanks, Melissa! This is great info!
Thank you for posting this.
Sad to say I couldn't do more today, due to the weather.
I FINALLY signed up to volunteer for Camp Comfort, a camp for grieving kids who've lost an immediate family member. Wish me luck!
Melissa: What a wonderful cause.
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