Monday, January 16th is observed as a national holiday in honor of a great leader and activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In addition to being a federal holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is recognized as a national day of service, empowering citizens to give back to their communities and help bring change in a nation so profoundly influenced by the courageous acts of Dr. King.
This day of service encourages our nation to have a “day on, not a day off” and support causes they feel a connection to. This is why MSAA encourages everyone to take part and offer a helping hand to those within the MS community.
There are many ways to give back and help improve lives in the MS community. Here are a few suggestions to help you get started:
- Donate your time by creating a fundraising event to benefit MSAA. This could be anything from a bake sale to a bowling tournament!
- Participate in Swim for MS – get creative and make your own unique swim challenge!
- Make a purchase from a company that supports charitable causes.
- Make a monetary contribution.
- Love using social media? Become a member of our Street Squad and help spread the word about MSAA!
- Perform a random act of kindness for someone in your community.
The hectic holiday season can certainly bring on a lot of stress. Allow this day of service to help you reflect on what you’re grateful for, and how you’d like to assist your community more in the New Year. We thank you for your continued dedication to our mission and hope you enjoy your volunteer work, whatever it may be!
We would love to hear how you are spending your Monday. Let us know what activities and service you are participating in either on our blog or on our Facebook page.