Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Observing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others? – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Today, you can pledge to make a difference in your community. There are tons of organizations out there that can use your help. Check out some of our favorites!
Love animals? paws4people has been training assistance dogs to help children/students, veterans, and active-duty service members since 1999. Help the organization to continue specialized educational, private placement, therapeutic and visitation programs!
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. There is still no known cure, but momentum builds each year for Alzheimer’s and dementia research. 101 Mobility Columbus gave the EndAlz walk a go last year – See more HERE.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary national health agency — a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases that affect more than a million Americans. From volunteering at a local summer camp to raising funds like 12-year-old Erika King, you can make a positive impact! Watch a video highlighting MDA Summer Camp HERE.
On February 27, 2011, an IED blast left Army Staff Sergeant (SSG) Alex Dillmann paralyzed from the chest down while serving on his second deployment in Afghanistan. Homes for Our Troops built a fully accessible for SSG Dillmann at no cost thanks to donors and volunteers. Find a walk or build near you this year!
Work hard, play harder! From sensory-friendly jungle gyms to wheelchair accessible playgrounds and barrier-free baseball fields, Miracle League is dedicated to creating equal opportunities for play across the country. Volunteer to coach, sponsor a league, or attend a fundraiser in your neighborhood.
Still not sure where to start? Find service projects near you with the All For Good search tool! Projects range from volunteering in a hospice to signing up as a mentor: http://mlkday.gov/serve/find.php