To quote Martin Luther King, Jr. on volunteering, “Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” And I would add that you don’t need it to be a National Day of Service to serve, either. As the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday winds down, I wanted to share ideas for volunteering in your community everyday.
As a foodie myself, I love Michelle Obama’s initiative to get healthy foods into the schools. If you are looking for ways to brings healthy food to children on your area, check out the Let’s Move site for meet-up and volunteer opportunities. Another great organization that encourages healthy eating is the Edible Schoolyard, started by one of my heroes, Alice Waters. Click here for ways to get involved with Edible Schoolyard.
For other great volunteer opportunities in your own neighborhood, check out the All for Good site and enter the search terms that are most dear to your heart. With your help, we can ensure that Dr. King’s legacy of volunteerism and community involvement lasts all year.
Looking for other ways to make the day special? Check out Brooke’s post on ways to get your family talking.
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