Many of our schools and workplaces will be closed on Monday, January 16 to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We all enjoy a day off but this year, more than ever before, let’s treat this like a day on. Let’s celebrate the memory and work of Dr. King by getting out and getting involved in projects around our communities.
If you plan to spend the day volunteering with an organization in your community, please take a moment to read our Guide to Volunteering to help you find an effective charity that will enable you to have fun while giving back and supporting a cause you care about.
If you’d like to financially support a charity working to continue Dr. King’s legacy, you may consider The Southern Center for Human Rights, an organization based in his hometown that works to protect the civil and human rights of people in the criminal justice system in the South. Other organizations include The Alliance for Children’s Rights, SOME (So Others Might Eat), and Jobs with Justice.
Remember, there many more charities across the nation that are continuing to work toward the civil reforms Dr. King advocated for throughout his life. Visit our site to find one in your area.