Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is officially on Monday but this Saturday has been designated as a day to serve in his honor.
The Volunteer Center of the United Way in Tarrytown has orchestrated a whole webpage of volunteering options. On January 19’s Day of Service, there are 20 projects at more than 20 agencies around the area with slots for upwards of 400 volunteers to take part in activities.
Many of these slots have been filled, but there is still time to sign up for activities in:
- Pleasantville through the 20th: DVD Drive for Veterans at the Jacob Burns Film Center—comedies and action movies preferable.
- Yonkers: Cards for Veterans and More program
- Nanuet: Access Community Health—Worldwide Community First Responder, Inc.
- Online: “Be a Voice for Kids in Your Community”
DVDs donated to JBFC through Sunday will be donated to the veterans at the New York State Veterans' Home (NYSVH) at Montrose.
To sign up or get more information click here.
From The Volunteer Centers’ blog on Patch by Amie Getis:
Despite his death in 1968, the legacy of Dr. King still resonates in 2013 for it was a senseless act of violence that brought an early end to a life which fought for increased opportunity for all Americans.
For Dr. King and all those who made the sacrifice, The Volunteer Center offers service as a force to bridge economic and social divides, providing us with an opportunity to join neighbors and local leaders to tackle community challenges.
"Obviously, we’re thrilled that we’re almost fully subscribed," Getis said, adding that there's always opportunties to volunteer.
And on Sunday, Jan. 20 there's "America’s Sunday Supper," a nationwide opportunity to bring civic discourse into the home. The website supporting those who are doing it is: pointsoflight.org/mlk/host-americas-sunday-supper.
After MLK Day, the center will have "Valentines and Volunteers." Stay tuned for more info on that.
Learn more about where to volunteer locally here.