“Everyone can be great because everyone can serve” – MLK Day of Service

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is closed on January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. As the volunteer coordinator, it’s a little bittersweet to have the day off, because Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a National Day of Service. Yup, that’s right, the Corporation for National and Community Service (the same folks who are in charge of AmeriCorps) designates a few days each year to encourage people to get out in their communities and get work done.

Volunteering is important all year long, but these national days of service are a great reminder about the value of working together alongside your friends and neighbors to improve our world.

Since the Library isn’t open, we aren’t able to offer any service projects on MLK Day this year.  Don’t let that stop you, though; there are plenty of other opportunities for you to honor the memory of Dr. King through community service, and there’s plenty of time to decide what to do.

Here are a few recommendations:

Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?

-Ginny

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3 responses to ““Everyone can be great because everyone can serve” – MLK Day of Service

  1. Thank you for a great list of action steps and books!

  2. Patti jo

    This is very motivating!

  3. Denise

    Ginny, terrific ideas to encourage young people and to honor a great man. Well written!

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