Martin Luther King. Jr Day is on Monday, January 20th. With the holiday quickly approaching and the impact Dr. King has made on all of us who believe in his legacy, I think it is only right we serve our communities in his honor. I know that we all live very busy lives but their are many quick and easy things we can do to make a difference. Here are few ways to serve on MLK Day and beyond.
Volunteering is the easiest and most rewarding way you can give your time. Whether it is at a food bank, a shelter or cleaning a neighbors yard, their are plenty of ways to volunteer. Martin Luther King Jr. was all about helping others. I am sure he would be more than ecstatic to see us lending a helping hand to our communities.
Dr. King, wanted everyone from all walks of life to come together for the greater good. Invite people from diverse backgrounds to come together to share a meal, discuss issues that affect their community and highlight the power each one of us has to change lives. No matter if its a few neighbors, church members or a complete stranger, you’d be very surprise to see how much we actually have in common.
Pay for Someone Groceries
I am a firm believer of paying it forward. Why not pay for someone groceries the next time you are at the grocery store or buy someone’s meal the when you are in the fast food line. You never know what others might be going through and how one small act of kindness can change their day.
Give to an Organization/ Go Fund Me
There are so many great organization and start ups that can use financial assistance. Do some research, ensure the money is going directly to the organization or cause and give what you can.
Teach others about his legacy
What saddens me this day and age is the lack of Black History in the schools, especially when it comes to someone as impactful as Martin Luther King Jr. Take the time to give others a brief history of the great man he was. It could be your family members, friends or anyone you think would listen. We are the ones that have to make sure his legacy stays alive.