The real purpose of MLK Day is to have a day ‘on’, not ‘off’. MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.
Here are some ideas to perform acts of service. (And yes, you can still volunteer during a pandemic!)
-Hold a food drive
-Donate money to a worthy cause, such as local youth or homeless shelter
-Deliver meals and groceries to vulnerable seniors
-Write letters to elderly folks who are isolated due to COVID
-Support a local business – A great idea to support a local restaurant is to order meals or catering for local essential workers such as at a hospital or nursing home.
-Host a clean up event at a local park or community space
-Support essential workers by writing thank you notes or creating signs of thanks to display.