Ways to Honor MLK on His Day of Service

Whether you’re working from home, at school,  retired, young and old, giving back to others in need and your community is a great way to honor Martin Luther King, Jr, especially on MLK Day of Service.

Here are some ideas.

It’s hard to believe that so long after Civil Rights icon and leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. left this earth, voting rights remain a hot bed issue.

This MLK Day of Service there are many ways to honor his legacy which could include civic engagement to continue his work.

Take some time to reflect on his life and work before participating in any service project this year.

Volunteering your time is a great way to give back and help out your community and the best thing is that there are many organizations organizing projects. Some opportunities are available last minute and even digitally, in a COVID-safe way.

Start Online

You can start by checking online with local organizations like schools, soup kitchens, or animal shelters to see what types of volunteer work they need done.

There are also several MLK Day of Service projects that you can participate in on social media. 

Search these popular hashtags in social media: #MLKDayOfService, #ActOnChange, or #Project365 to share your volunteer work with family and friends online.

Continue His Work With Civic Projects

Civic projects can also be a great way to get involved on Martin Luther King Jr Day.

 You can visit your local government building or call your state legislators office to see what type of community service projects they have planned for the holiday.

There are usually many events and activities going on, so it’s a great opportunity to learn more about how you can help make change in your community.

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You also do not need to wait for an organized activity to give back. You can also continue Dr. King’s work with civic projects or by doing DIY service projects in your neighborhood.

It may take you a few hours, but could also participate in a cleanup project in your neighborhood or help pack food boxes for the less fortunate.

Follow Models

My family, my company and I have always included service in our mission.

No matter what you do, make sure that you take some time to reflect on the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This MLK Day of Service, let’s all pledge to continue his mission and work towards a more just and equal society for all.