The Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday is this month. Many of you will have the day off from work, and your children will be home from school. If you’re looking for MLK day celebration ideas, why not make it a day of service?
In recent years, more and more people are using this holiday as an opportunity to be of service to others or to attend programs or events honoring Dr. King. What better way to celebrate the life of this American hero–and if you have children, start a family tradition of helping others?
There’s a website that can help you find out where to volunteer on Monday. Just enter your zip code on this page to find projects near you. If you don’t see any opportunities listed, check out our recent post for a list of volunteer resources. You can also look at your local calendar of events to find Martin Luther King Day activities.
Whatever you decide, I hope you’ll consider not taking the day off. Instead, use the day to honor Dr. King and pass on to your children the importance of this national holiday and Dr. King’s legacy of service to your fellow citizens.