2015 MLK Day of Service: Ways to Give Back to Neighbors in Need

Monday is a day to remember the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., someone who dedicated his life to helping others. In honor of Dr. MLK, Monday is also a day of national service to come together and serve our neighbors in need. Dr. MLK once stated “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” We encourage you to think about how you can support those experiencing poverty today, and even beyond this day of national service.

  1. Check in with your local shelters and food banks to see how you can contribute time or in-kind donations
  2. Take the time to learn more about individuals experiencing homelessness and their stories
  3. Understand the facts about homelessness and poverty in America
  4. This month many communities across America will be conducting the 2015 Point in Time Consensus Survey of homelessness. To volunteer, find more information with your local homelessness advocacy group. If you’re in San Francisco, find more information here from Project Homeless Connect.
  5. Donate directly to neighbors in need on HandUp

Learn more about MLK Day of Service and other ways you can get involved here