As we observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it’s important to remember the legacy of this civil rights leader and how we can continue to make a positive impact in our communities. One way to do this is through volunteerism.
Volunteering is a powerful way to make a difference in the lives of others. By giving your time and talents, you can help improve the lives of those in your community and positively impact the world.
Dr. King was a strong advocate for service and volunteerism, believing that everyone has the power to make a difference. He once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”
There are countless ways to volunteer and make a difference, from community clean-ups to helping at a local food bank. By volunteering, you can help to build stronger, more inclusive communities and work towards the vision of equality and justice that Dr. King fought for.
So on this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let’s take a moment to reflect on the legacy of this civil rights leader and how we can honor his memory by making a difference in the lives of others. Whether you give an hour or a whole day, your volunteer efforts can make a real impact in your community and the world.
- ParentMap lists several different opportunities to participate in a day of service: https://www.parentmap.com/calendar/mlk-day-service-2023
- The Seattle MLK Coalition will be holding its annual rally and march at Garfield High School. Details here.
- Seattle Times lists activities all around the Puget Sound area: https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/events/where-to-celebrate-martin-luther-king-jr-day-2023-in-the-seattle-area/
- Celebrate by visiting a National Park. January 16, 2023, is a free-entrance day.
- The Northwest African American Museum will be re-opening with a big family-centered celebration- https://www.naamnw.org/
At Explorer West, we’ve been working on a number of new initiatives for Black History Month, and we’re excited to share what we have coming up!