Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day With Community Service
With all that's happened over the last year, it's more important than ever to serve our community. Today (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) is a great day to focus on acts of service to our community. This is the only federal holiday on our calendar that is designated as a "day on" instead of a "day off."
Traditionally, we mark the life of Dr. King by volunteering or donating to an organization that betters the place where we live. If you have kids, it's a wonderful opportunity to teach them about the fight for racial equality as well as how to help those that are struggling in an effort to make that equality a reality. In the words of Dr. King himself: "Everybody can be great because everybody can serve."
Locally, there are tons of organizations that could use your help. From sewing masks to delivering food - there is something each and every one of us can do to make this a better place to live. I like the Northwest Louisiana Food Bank, but Volunteermatch.org actually has a searchable database of charities and organizations that would love to have your help - check it out here.
If you are looking for more motivation, here is the speech that does it for me every time.