Make it a day ON, not a day off
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2020 is Monday, January 20th. Americans began commemorating MLK Jr’s birthday through legislation in 1983 as a federal holiday, and it was decided to be the third Monday of every January. Instead of it being a day off, in 1994 Congress designated the federal holiday as a “National Day of Service” and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort.
The Corporation states that the day is “intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”
Check out the links below for ideas for how you can have an impact by volunteering in your community!
The #MLKDayofService is a good reminder to all of us that we can give back to our community any day of the year, not just the third Monday of each January.
As a part of our mission statement, Suburban Testing Labs offers 16 hours of paid Volunteer Time Off (VTO) as a part of our employee benefits. The purpose of this philanthropic program is to support activities that enhance and serve communities we live and work, and the issues that impact quality of life.
Our employees enjoy their experiences using VTO, and the activity is important to them. Our employees inspire us not only with their hard work and diligence, but with the passion they share for giving back. Share your stories with us on our social media feed. Comment on our posts, or post with the hashtag #SuburbanGivesBack.
- United Way Volunteers: https://www.unitedway.org/get-involved/volunteer
- Register an MLK Day Project: https://www.nationalservice.gov/serve/mlkdaygov/resources/register-mlk-project