Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lived his life serving others. Following his example, millions of Americans serve on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. At our children's schools, at a local shelter, or lending a hand to help our neighbors – we join Dr. King as drum majors for justice, peace and righteousness.
On Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, Points of Light calls together its community of changemakers to reflect on gains won during the Civil Rights Movement and to address contemporary issues facing our nation through act of volunteer service.
Here are several ways you can get involved on #MLKDay:
“To see to it that the third Monday of every January becomes a day of hope, renewal and rededication to the ideals of Dr. King, those that he upholds, a day dedicated to the memory, if you will, of a man who campaigned for peaceful change, of a man who stood for human dignity and certainly the fulfilment of individual excellence, of a man determined, committed mind and heart to march, to live and to die for those ideals – America’s ideals.”President George H.W. Bush
Excerpt from remarks upon signing the
MLK Federal Holiday Commission Extension Act
May 17, 1989