WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'”

Every year, millions respond by coming together for the MLK Day of Service.

The Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday was designated in 1983, but in 1994, Congress designated it as a National Day of Service — the only federal holiday observed as “a day on, not a day off.”

As the MLK Day website explains, “On this day, Americans of every age and background celebrate Dr. King through service projects that strengthen communities, empower individuals, bridge barriers and create solutions.”

So, how do you get involved?  Start by going to the MLKDay webpage.  There you’ll find a toolkit to help you find a service project in your neighborhood.  Just type in your zip, and you’re off.

Or, you can use the toolkit to plan your own project.  It’s not too late.  Just fill in the details on your service project, and others will find it when they’re looking for a way to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.


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