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Monday, January 18, 2010

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

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?


Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks, Melissa! This is great info!

Little Willow said...

Thank you for posting this.

Sad to say I couldn't do more today, due to the weather.

Anonymous said...

I FINALLY signed up to volunteer for Camp Comfort, a camp for grieving kids who've lost an immediate family member. Wish me luck!

Little Willow said...

Melissa: What a wonderful cause.

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