This Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Observed on the third Monday of every January, this holiday celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and the legacy he leaves behind.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service, encouraging people to volunteer in an effort to help improve their communities. Considered a “day on” instead of a day off, many of us at AMP are dedicating today to helping support our communities – and we encourage you to do the same.
Here are some of the ways you can give back to your community this MLK Day.
Volunteer or Donate to a Food Bank or Organization
Want to help folks in need?
Try volunteering at your local food bank to help feed the people in your community. If you’re not able to volunteer in person this year, think about collecting some food to donate.
These organizations below are great places to get started:
Donate to a Charity Organization
Looking for something you can do from home?
Consider making a donation to a charity of your choice. There are a number of excellent causes and organizations that you can donate to this MLK Day, including these non-profits:
Participate in a Neighborhood Clean Up
Interested in helping improve your community?
Gather a small group of neighbors and lead a neighborhood clean up. Your group can pick up litter, plant trees and flowers, and help neighbors clean their yards. Be sure to observe social distancing and wear a mask and gloves.
Walk in an MLK Day March
Want to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr?
Search for local MLK Day marches and celebrations that you can safely attend. Encourage friends and family to also attend or volunteer at events and organizations around the country.
If you’re interested in learning about more service opportunities, check out this directory.