Martin Luther King Day is a day dedicated to service and celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King’s life and legacy. As the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service, it’s a great opportunity to get out and help your community!
Plan your own service project and get others to join you. It can be something as simple as cleaning up trash in a local park, donating items to those in need, volunteering at an animal shelter, making sandwiches for the houseless, planting trees, etc.
Make a Plan. Ideally, you will carry out this plan, but if that’s not possible then plan it anyway and try to do it another time! Even better if it’s a project that is ongoing and can be started at any time. Your plan should include:
The issue you are addressing
Target group you’re helping
Description of the project
What you need (permission, materials, etc) and how you will get these
Date, time, location
A message that gets people excited to join the project