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MLK Day: Fun Family Giving!

“Meals on BIG Wheels!” Your family is invited!  My Mommy-friend Michelle has organized this event through her fabulous organization, Wee Volunteer, and I will be leading a sing-a-long on the party bus! Come join us, but be sure to RSVP with her at michellechase@weevolunteer.org. I love the tradition of helping in the community on MLK day in honor of an American hero who gave so much to us. It is now not just a day to relax or go on a ski-trip (as my family did a few times when I was younger). It has been declared a National Day of Service, and it’s a great opportunity to teach your children about giving back to the community around them.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.

More info on projects in your area at MLK Day of Service. Or organize your own so you can include your children! (Do yard work for an elderly neighbor, clean up a playground in a low-income housing area, collect books for a school library in a low-income area, and on and on…)