Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service 1.16.12
Martin Luther King Day is a day set aside to honor one of American's great civil rights leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who tirelessly fought for and led the movement for racial equality in the United States. It also is a great day to do something to help others and become involved in your community. If we all do our part, we can help become part of the solution to many of our social problems.
"Dr. King believed in a nation of freedom and justice for all, and encouraged all citizens to live up to the purpose and potential of America by applying the principles of nonviolence to make this country a better place to live."
So, how can you find ways to lend a hand?
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service website makes it easy to get involved. Just fill in your zip code in the Find a Project box to find a volunteer opportunity in your community or plan your own project.
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?" - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Center: The History of the Holiday
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