Help These Organizations on MLK Jr.’s Day of Service
This year, more than ever, the idea of helping others is crucial. As we reflect on what’s important to us, we recognize that is community. That very same community has needs throughout the year too and we’re asking you to help them this MLK Day of Service.
The early idea of the King Day of Service came from a conversation in the late 1980’s between former PA U.S. Senator Harris Wofford and Atlanta Congressman John Lewis. Both were close friends and colleagues of Dr. King during the Civil Rights Movement. They co-authored a bill to honor the idea of a Day of Service. The King Holiday and Service Act was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in August 1994.
It’s a day on, not a day off with the idea being that we should volunteer to support our communities. COVID has made that especially difficult and unfortunately, gathering safely to connect with that community is limited. But below is a list of opportunities and a way for you to give your time to others on Monday.