Wednesday, January 7, 2009

January 19th: A Day "On", Not A Day "Off"

January 19th: A Day "On", Not A Day "Off"

That was the intent when, in 1994, the Martin Luther King Holiday was designated as a national day of volunteer service. Instead of a day off from work or school, Congress asked Americans of all backgrounds and ages to celebrate Dr. King's legacy by turning community concerns into citizen action. The King Day of Service is meant to bring together people who might not ordinarily meet, breaking down barriers that may have divided them in the past, and leading to better understanding and ongoing relationships.

Agencies from around Bergen and Passaic County have put together volunteer projects for Martin Luther King Day that will help enhance their efforts and will make a difference in your community.

Projects like painting classrooms, organizing food drives and visiting with the elderly are ways you can help. Click here to find out more about these upcoming projects or visit for projects in your area.

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