Martin Luther King Day, A day on. Not a day off!

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“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Day is January, 19th 2015.  It is the day to honor MLK, a man, a mission, a clear vision on what needed to be done to create change. This is a day of reflection. A day of looking back. It is a day to celebrate those who have changed the face of our ever changing world, and to do our part.

We have a unique opportunity to unite in volunteer service and to do what we do best – lend a hand, help our neighbors – and build better communities. Since Dr. King’s famous “I have a Dream” speech in 1963, tremendous social progress has been made, but much remains unfinished. We believe that people have the power to make positive change, through volunteerism.

What are you doing for others?  This holiday, honor Dr. King’s vison for a better America by volunteering in our community. Take time to gather your friends, family, or co-workers to schedule a volunteer project of your own.  Together we can make a difference here in Lenawee County.

Some great local volunteer opportunities on Martin Luther King Day include:

Associated Charities of Lenawee
Help with sorting and processing donations and re-stocking the store. To coordinate a time to volunteer contact Delight at (517) 265-7255.

Lenawee County Department of Aging
Provide transportation for senior citizens for medical appointments.  Mileage reimbursement is available.  To help with in-home meal delivery contact your local senior center at http://www.lenaweeseniors.org or contact Libby Zilke at (517) 264-5280.

Catherine Cobb Domestic Violence Shelter

Volunteers are needed to assist individuals / families as they access resources for Project Connect on January 28th, 2015 at the Lenawee County Fair and Event Grounds. Training is scheduled for Monday, January 20th or 21st from 1-3pm at Family Counseling and Children’s Services.  Additional volunteer opportunities are needed for set up and clean up and throughout the day; providing child care assistance; assisting vendors & registration; loading and unloading donated items; and assisting with exit surveys.  For more information on volunteering at Project Connect, contact Candy Taulton at fccsoflenawee@hotmail.com, or 517-265-6776.

The Daily Bread of Lenawee
Looking for volunteers to serve meals and provide fellowship: Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:30am to 2:30pm.  Contact Rhonda for more information at (517) 266-0937.

In Lenawee County there are organizations looking for you to volunteer!  For more information, call Jim Southard from VOLUNTEER Lenawee! at (517) 423-1729,  or visit http://www.volunteerlenawee.com to search for opportunities.