Martin Luther King Jr. Day will provide many of us a day off of work on Monday, and if we decide it is so, an opportunity to make a few ripples of good works that would otherwise go undone.
Congress passed legislation in 1994 to make the federal holiday a national day of service, and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with developing that vision.
If you're looking for a few nearby service opportunities to fill your day off, here are a few suggestions:
- Assemble Birthday Bags for Cheerful Givers;
- Warm Coats+Warm Hearts Drive;
- "Transforming Conflict" interactive workshop.
If you're looking for year-round service opportunities, here are a few more suggestions:
For more information and additional service opportunities throughout the Twin Cities, visit mlkday.gov.