This Saturday is the kick-off for the National Day of Service. No, no links, because Chelsea Clinton’s inaugural events have it on Saturday, but it is also listed as Monday, under the title of the Martin Luther King Jr National Day of Service. Heck, why not volunteer and serve your community on both days?!
This is what resonated with me:
Clinton said parents, schools and faith communities should strive to provide as many volunteer opportunities as possible “so that children grow up thinking of service as part of what it means to be a good person, part of what it means to be an American citizen.”
Couldn’t have said it better myself. It’s why the Junior League is so important to me. I’ve mentioned before that my own parents modeled good civic leadership and the concept of doing my part to improve my community. I love that Junior Leagues “do good” while training their members to be solid volunteers and civic leaders.
If you’d like to make a difference, you can search “National Day of Service 2013” with your community name and find organizations already planning great things, or you can buy a few yards of fleece and make no-sew blankets and drop them off at your nearest hospital, animal rescue/shelter, Ronald McDonald House, etc. I’ll also keep mentioning that your local emergency services, be they paid or volunteer, will never turn down homemade sweets or a cute card.
I know many of you already give generously of your time and talents. Thank you. Together, we’ll make the world better and brighter.
What’s resonating with you today?