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On MLK Day, Do One Good Deed

Jan 13, 2023 | Blog

“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 verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

          -Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking before the Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1968.

Observed each year on the third Monday in January, MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.

Speak the name “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” and many of us immediately think of his powerful and inspiring speeches, like during the March on Washington when he spoke of the “fierce urgency of now.” Just as unforgettable, Dr. King made it clear that he wanted us to channel that urgency toward advancing the common good, saying, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

United Ways across the country provide opportunities to reflect on Dr. King’s ideals and give back. As we celebrate his life and leadership on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, United Way of Broome County asks you to find a way to serve.

The Volunteer HQ platform is the perfect place to embody Dr. King’s message of serving. You can find short-term, one-off, and long-term volunteer opportunities through the Volunteer HQ.

Become a United Way of Broome County Impact Council Member. Impact Council Members ensure funds raised through our annual campaign are effectively invested in our community in order to address specific issues identified as United Way of Broome County’s Strategic Priorities – Health, Education, Financial Stability, Basic Needs, and the Healthy Lifestyles Coalition.

Volunteer with the American Red Cross or work to repaint the YMCA gym!

Opportunities are always changing on the Volunteer HQ, so be sure to build a profile and check back often. Honor Dr. King’s Legacy and volunteer to improve our community.

Get Involved, Make a Difference. 

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