To help celebrate the memory of Martin Luther King Jr., President-elect Obama has asked Americans to volunteer their time in their communities. There are volunteer opportunities around the country (for Monday and days this weekend). For ATers in New York City, here are a few ideas close to home:
• Housing Works Day of Service! - 1/17 & 1/18
• Mulch Spreading in Bellevue South Park - 1/17
• Soup Kitchen @ St Joseph's in Greenwich Village - 1/17
• Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC Volunteer Mentor Orientation Session - 1/17 or 1/18
• Create a Public School Library on MLK Day - 1/19
...and lots more opportunities can be found for New York City right here.
For other areas of the country, do a search here.
If you already have made plans to spend Monday (or this weekend) working in service to your community, tell us what you'll be doing....
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