Days of Service
October 23, 2010 marks the 20th anniversary of Make A Difference Day, the largest national day of community service. Held annually the fourth Saturday of October, Make A Difference Day is supported by USA WEEKEND and HandsOn Network, a business unit of Points of Light Institute.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?"
Observed annually on the third Monday in January, this is a day of service utilized to celebrate and continue realizing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort to encourage service. See here for more information --> http://www.mlkday.gov/
Ten Ways to Make a Difference
1. Tutor a child or an adult.
2. Be a mentor
3. Get involved in a Big Brother/Big Sister Program
4. Create a game night at a teen center.
5. Support a local after-school program.
6. Share what you know – offer to do a one-time or ongoing course for local students in drama, cooking, philosophy of hip hop— whatever you’re good at!
7. Create a homework support program at a local homeless shelter for the children that may be there.
8. Collect and distribute school supplies for a school or shelter.
9. Be a Reader in a local classroom.
10. Help set up a library nook at a local barbershop.
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