3 Ways to Serve on MLK Day of Service

Day 16 of #LiveWell2017


One way to #CreateGoodness is, as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, to do something for others. It doesn’t have to be a big thing, but it could be. On this national service day in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. here are three ways we can “do for others”.

  1. Volunteer to improve literacy. Education is the key to lifting people out of poverty and into opportunity. Find a local book bank, literacy council, library or school where you can help a child learn to read.
  2. Feed the hungry. In the US, there are over 42 million Americans who don’t have the means or access to enough food, including 13 million children. Volunteer at a food bank or food drive, donate to hunger causes or find a little free pantry in your community to help out.
  3. House the homeless. Over half a million people in the U.S. are experiencing homelessness on any given night. Many of these people are down on their luck and need a lift up. Many are military veterans. Find your local support services who are working to end homelessness and see what they need to help those who need a home.

There are hundreds of other causes and ways to help others – improve the environment, provide safety for victims of domestic violence, be an ally to a person who is a target of hate speech and crimes. Choose what you are passionate about and do something.

If you want more ideas about how to serve today or any other day, check this MLK Service Day list.

How do you serve others?

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