For those of you who don't know Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day of Service is observed each year on the third Monday in January as "a day on, not a day off." MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities and give back to those in need.
There are many ways you can give back to your community big and small. You can deliver meals to families in need, make hygiene kits for the homeless or participate in community cleanups.
This year I dedicated a few hours of my time to Cards for a Cause. Cards for a Cause create encouraging homemade cards for disheartened, hospitalized, and/or seriously ill children.
Mailing cards is a great way to help children through a difficult time in there life. All you need is some construction paper, crayons or markers and maybe a few stickers.
Spending a few moments of your time handwriting cards is a great way to serve your community and honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy. The best part is you don't even have to leave your home to do it!
If you are running low on time and are trying to social-distance, you can also send donations to the cause. Every little effort helps.
For more virtual volunteer opportunities you can check out the links below. We can all make a difference one step at a time.
- Hold a Coat Drive: https://www.onewarmcoat.org/give-warmth/hold-a-coat-drive/
- Become a Mentor: https://embracefamilies.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=512401
- Become a Volunteer: https://thecenterorlando.org/volunteering/