January 11, 2019
We can think of no better way to honor Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy than spending the day helping others. Each year on MLK Day, United Way organizes a Day of Service. This year, we will gather to make fleece blankets for the Children’s Bureau, Little Red Door Cancer Agency and Early Learning Indiana.
When we put out the call to join us, the community rallied. It didn’t take long to completely book up our volunteer spots. We’re so thankful–what a good problem to have! But just because our volunteer opportunity is full doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of other ways to lend a hand and have your own day of service.
To help more people design their own day of volunteering, we gathered some options you can try on your own.
DIY Day of Service Ideas:
Our goal for our Day of Service is to make 200 blankets. Little Red Door Cancer Agency gives their blankets to cancer patients going through chemo and radiation treatments, Early Learning Indiana gives them to their students in need and Children’s Bureau provides blankets to children that stay at the shelter. We’d love to hear about your plans so we can see the collective impact of our work. Share your Day of Service goals on social and be sure to tag @uwci.