Thursday, January 14, 2010

Make it a Day ON, not at day off!

MLK Jr Day ON logo
"If you want to be important- wonderful. If you want to be recognized- wonderful. If you want to be great- wonderful. But recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. That is the new definition of greatness... it means that everybody can be great. Because everybody can serve."

Martin Luther King Jr Day, observed this year on Monday, January 18th is a federal holiday, however, many are using the day to serve rather than relax. It is a day to "transform Dr. King, Jr's life and teachings into community service that helps solve social problems. Service that meets either a tangible need, or a need of the spirit, such as building a sense of cummunity or mutual responsibility."

This year, Central Library is hosting an afternoon of service on the Sunday prior to the day off. We have a few spots open to volunteers, but there are several opportunities out there where one can go to build a sense of community. Contact the City of Sacramento Volunteers Department or the Volunteer Center of Sacramento for more ideas of how you can help.

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