“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
As Martin Luther King Day, a.k.a, the National Service Day, approaches, I’m thinking about ways to be of service to others. I believe this is a respectable way to demonstrate my appreciation for the sacrifice King made to fight against racial discrimination in America. This article lists six resources for serving others on Martin Luther King Day.
This is not to say that other civil rights activist didn’t play a pivotal role in the civil rights movement. It is to say that MLK had a more significant impact on the masses and his assassination shook the nation enough to evoke social change. As a result, King’s assassination influenced the urgency of the equal rights housing bill, the last legislation needed to encourage equal opportunities for all.
How Do You Plan on Servicing Others on MLK Day?
“If [you] cannot do great things, [you] can do small things in a great way.”- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Serving others could be something as intimate as taking your elderly parents or grandparents shopping for their necessities, or as broad as volunteerism at your local service organizations. Whatever you plan to do, do it with the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr.!
Six Resources for Serving Others on MLK Day
Many of us are unsure what we can do. Here is a list of organizations that curate volunteer opportunities on MLK Day, click the organization’s name below:
- National Service Recognition Day
- Corporation for National and Community Service
- Visit the King Center
- Peace Crafts for MLK Day
- Community Volunteer Opportunities for MLK Day
- United States Volunteer Match for MLK Day
Q: I’ll be working on this day in an academic Library to service patrons in need of library resources. How do you plan to spend your day?