Monday, January 17, 2011 is the 25th anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr Day holiday.
Dr. King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. Dr. King’s life was devoted to public service. In honor of his legacy, volunteers across the country donate their time to make a difference on this day.
If you have Monday off, I encourage you to find a volunteer opportunity in your area. Here are two websites to get you started:
My Plans for Monday
I have spoken to my kids about what they would like to do on Monday. We have decided to go grocery shopping for donations for the Bowie Food Pantry and to prepare casseroles for Sarah’s House, a homeless shelter on Ft. Meade. If I get some good pictures, I will post them next week.
If any of you (au pairs or host families) get photos from service projects you do, please send them to me, so I may share them.
Update: Here is a picture of my kids outside the store after our trip to the grocery store to buy donations for the food pantry. We didn’t end up making our casseroles for the shelter that day, so that will be a project for another time.