“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” – Dr. Martin Luther King
In 1983, legislation was signed making Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday a federal holiday across the nation. Congress designated this federal holiday as a day of service— an effort that celebrates the great Dr. King, Jr. and fulfills his vision for a nation of hope, love, and justice. Each year, organizations and individuals host hundreds of events across the nation that bring together people all walks of life to serve the underserved, find solutions for issues our neighbors are facing, and empower communities. Some of these events include volunteering at homeless shelters, mentoring youth, vocational skills training, and more.
In 2013, MiNDS held their 1st Annual Day of Service – using their resources in healthcare and community development to provide flu shots, food bags, books, and toys to low-income families in Southern California. This coming January will be MiNDS’ 5th year participating in the Day of Service. Our services on this day will consist of health screenings, dental screenings, book drives, toy drives, food drives, educational opportunities, activities for families, and much more.
We can’t do this alone, so we’re calling on our local communities to join us on January 14th, 2017 as we serve others! Let us know how you would like to get involved!
Sponsors: Support us financially or provide us with supplies we need to make this event a success.
Vendors: Provide a service that could benefit our community members. (Spanish-speaking vendors are needed)
Volunteers: Day of Service is all about our volunteers – nothing happens without your help. Whether you can only volunteer for an hour or want to be with us the entire day, we can use you! This is a great way for students to pick up community service hours.
If you’re willing to pledge your time or services to this effort, please send an email to [email protected]
Want to learn more about MLK Jr. National Day of Service? Go to www.nationalservice.gov/mlkday.