Each year, on the third Monday in January, MLK Day of Service is observed as a “day on, not a day off.” MLK Day of Service is intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”
As we look at this year, things are obviously very different. To mark the day in the manner in which it was intended—A Day of Service—we’re joining millions of others as we honor Martin Luther King Jr and giving back. It’s in these unprecedented times community service is needed the most.
To do this safely, we have encouraged our team to individually participate in a service project of their choice—done safely while social distancing. We have started a list of service opportunities for the team to consider. This list is not exhaustive and we encouraged the team to investigate their own options. We thought we would share this list with others looking to do the same.
- Find a Day of Service Event on the Presidential Inaugural Committee Mobile Us page.
- Make No-Sew Fleece Blankets for Cancer Patients
- Write Letters and Create Art for Isolated Older
- Get involved and help people in crisis with the Crisis Text Line
- Support Our Troops
We hope you will join us on making this a day on … not a day off.