January 14, 2022

On Monday, January 17, we celebrate the life, legacy, and service of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  This day has also been observed as a National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.  To honor the great Dr. King, we encourage everyone in The New England Center for Children community to take the time to impact your community in a meaningful way. 

Although COVID-19 prevents us from an in-person service event, the NECC community will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy by focusing on food insecurity.  Over the past 20 years, both African American and Hispanic households have consistently experienced food insecurity, and the pandemic has exacerbated this crisis.  Consider donating to a local food pantry. Together we can make it a little better for families in need. 

As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shared, “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.” Here are some way you can engage in service:

  • On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, try spending no more than $5 per person on your meals.  If you cannot master this challenge, consider donating to a local food pantry.
  • Find creative ways to serve virtually, such as donating to a meaningful charity.

Here are some free virtual educational opportunities to enjoy with your family on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: