Don’t Just Stand There—Do Something!

Volunteering certainly looks different in a pandemic—but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. On this year’s National Day of Service, take some time—amidst an unsettling few weeks—to remind yourself that you can be part of the good in the world.

We all know the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Although his words were incredibly inspiring, it’s just as important to remember his deep commitment to action.

In these days of uncertainty, anxiety, and unprecedented events (so regular that they’re actually starting to feel precedented), let’s spend this National Day of Service, on Monday, January 18, reminding ourselves that we must make real change.

To help you get started, we’re highlighting some exciting virtual opportunities. No matter where you live, there’s something you can do:

  • Cards and Letters of Kindness: Make someone’s day by writing letters and making cards for seniors and COVID-19 patients.

  • Hunger Free America Phone Bank: Join a virtual video rally to raise awareness about food insecurity, then participate in a phone bank to reach families who are in need of assistance obtaining food.

  • Cook for Your Community Fridge: Learn about community fridges and how they’re helping feed people, then stay for tips, recipes, and even cooking demos.

  • Valentine’s Day Cards: Create Valentine’s Day cards for senior citizens who are currently unable to have visitors, and thank you cards for essential workers.

We at RLM will be participating in Voices for Change: a Girl Rising Virtual Event. This interactive discussion will showcase ways to harness storytelling and change how the world values girls and their education. Right up our alley!

Drop us a line and let us know how you’re commemorating Dr. King’s legacy of activism this year!