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Welcome to MLKDay

Welcome to MLKDay

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Published by: Sherea VeJauan on Jan 17, 2011
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1/16/11 5:14 PMWelcome to MLKDay.govPage 1 of 3http://MLKDay.gov/twentyfive/index.php
To mark the 25th anniversary of the King Holiday, and to encourage ongoing service throughout the year, weare launching the
MLK 25 Challenge
– a call to all Americans to honor Dr. King by pledging to take at least25 actions during 2011 to make a difference for others and strengthen our communities.From something as simple as cleaning a neighborhood park to a more intensive commitment such as becominga mentor, the key is to give of yourself in some way to help others. You may want to volunteer in a range of efforts, or make a sustained commitment to a single cause. There is no shortage of work to be done, or lack of ways to get involved. Follow your passion, and find something that’s right for you. You can find volunteeropportunities and get ideas for your own projects by visitingServe.gov
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Here are some ideas to get you started:
1Send a letter or care package to a soldier deployed overseas2Visit a wounded veteran at the hospital3Donate unused frequent flier miles to a military family organization4Do home repairs for a veteran or military family5Drive a veteran or military family member to a medical appointment6Help a veteran tell their story through an oral history project7Serve and prepare food at a homeless shelter8Help someone who is out of work with their resume or job search9Donate to your local food bank10Volunteer as an income tax preparer11Help build or renovate a home12Donate gently used professional clothes to an organization that helps people rejoin the workforce13Volunteer at a food pantry to prepare and distribute meals14Clean your closets, attic, basement, or garage and donate gently used items to a homeless shelter15Organize a coat and winter clothes drive16Deliver meals to homebound seniors17Stop and have a conversation with a homeless person18Help a local nonprofit post their volunteer opportunities onServe.gov
19Spread the word about your city's emergency warming centers and hypothermia hotlines20Help connect a homeless person to services they need
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21Serve on a nonprofit board of directors22Share your technology skills with a nonprofit that needs them23Volunteer on a hotline24Become a mentor25Teach English classes to adults26Volunteer or donate books to your local library27Teach a senior how to use a computer28Serve as a tutor29Teach parenting classes to young fathers and mothers30Participate in a service-learning project31Become a homework helper at your school32Volunteer to lead a club or teach an after-school enrichment class33Read books to elementary school students34Chaperone a school field trip35Organize a book drive36Participate in a school beautification project37Be a recess or lunchroom monitor38Bring someone new with you when you volunteer39Participate in a charity ride or race40Hold a dance for your local senior center or nursing home41Become a virtual volunteer by helping a nonprofit with graphic de42Volunteer at your local youth or recreation center43Invite local police officers to present a drug awareness or safety program44Read books or the newspaper on tape for the visually impaired45Be a hospice volunteer46Take a volunteer vacation47Attend a meeting of your neighborhood association48Visit patients or provide administrative support at a hospital49Assemble emergency supply kits50Get trained to respond to emergencies51Become CPR certified52Make presentations to schools and community groups about emergency preparedness53Become a volunteer firefighter or EMT54Volunteer with your local police department55Help create or expand a community garden56Clean up a nearby empty lot, or pick up trash on your street or in your neighborhood57Walk or bike to work or school once a week

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