On January 17, 2011 we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the holiday recognizing one of America’s greatest heroes-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is not too late to get involved!
Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” . The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”
If you have a group that is celebrating here in Venice with an MLK Day project, register it here! It is a great way to help recruit volunteers! MLK Day is a chance to start the year off right by making an impact in your community. Use the Action Guides and Tips and Tools on the official website to plan for a day of service.