Promotional Ideas for National Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Although January 15 is the actual birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., we celebrate his life and accomplishments each year on the third Monday in January. National Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a fantastic time to honor civil rights and offer your services to the community in the spirit of Mr. King.
Through the years, his birthday has been celebrated in various ways. In fact, most recently, it has become a day for people to be of service within their communities. The Corporation for National Community Service is one of many groups that urge individuals to “give back” to the community.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'”
Ideas for National Day of Service in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Both companies and individuals can organize a day of service. Call your local food bank, senior citizens center, homeless shelter, Red Cross, or another nonprofit center. Organize and sponsor an event for the occasion. Most cities and towns have a list of service organizations available through city hall. You can also check with service clubs or local churches for ways to help those in need.
- Make a post on your social media outlets related to the day. You can also create a post that starts a call-to-action that encourages your followers to help out someone in need.
- Host a viewing of a civic film that can raise social awareness and encourage dialogue. Consider inviting nonprofit partners to participate in the event.
- Identify a school or classroom that needs books and encourage employees to bring in age-appropriate or grade-level books to donate in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
Do you want to participate in this day of service and remembrance, but you’re not sure where to start? The website AllForGood.org lists possible opportunities for the day’s service by searching by zip code or by type of service.