National Day of Service Ideas - Our Daily Green

Friday, January 18, 2013

National Day of Service Ideas

“Everybody can be great ... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.”
— Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As the nation prepares for the fourth National Service Day, we are reminded that service should be a lifelong commitment—whether it's at the school, community, city, state, or national level. To honor the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the first family is asking Americans to find an event and serve with others in their community.While a day of service is a great start, it really does need to become a way of life.

Community action
Anyone can make a difference! 
Volunteers are the lifeblood of a community, giving back far more than hours, but also building a sense of hope. There are chances for anyone to give something back, regardless of skill or training or income or social circumstance. From circulating petitions, to sorting donations, to mobilizing a community, the opportunities are endless. Service brings together very unlikely allies.

One particularly fascinating alliance is the partnership between Toyota and the Audubon society, called Together Green, as they are investing in communities around the nation. The program offers volunteer opportunities for folks from any walk of life.

If you're confused where to start, or what you may want to do, we encourage you to take a look at some of the inspiring stories from concerned citizens around the nation, in all sorts of communities. Don't let service be a once and done day, make it a way of life like so many others.
disclosure: I still consider myself one lucky green girl. I am being compensated to encourage you to find a way to give back. Nonetheless, I'd encourage you regardless of compensation. Help me out and follow the links I've included and learn a bit more. Thanks! 
Leave a comment and tell me about something you would like to do in your community... I will help you find a way to make it happen.  

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