Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'” Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.
January 17, 2011 will mark the 25th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday. This milestone is a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community.
MLKDay.gov provides all the information you need to:
- Plan – Action Guides are available with step-by-step instructions for planning a project that will leave a lasting impact. If you need help planning a project not in the guides here are some Tips & Tools to get you started.
- Serve – Join the hundreds of thousands of people who serve on MLK Day and throughout the year. Find a project in your community or register your own project so that volunteers can find it.
- Share – What are your plans for MLK Day? We encourage you to share your plans, and then come back after MLK Day to share your project’s impact. You can also share up-to-the-minute information about your planning and MLK Day activities by signing up to become an e-Reporter or photographer.
Learn how you can make MLK Day “a day on, not a day off” at www.MLKDay.gov