STEELE CREEK NEWS
Make a Difference
-- Volunteer on January 15
In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act,
designating the King Holiday as a national day of public service.
Congress wanted Americans to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s
memory by becoming involved in projects that bring people from
different backgrounds together to serve their communities. Dr.
King's widow, Coretta Scott King, said that "The greatest birthday
gift my husband could receive is if people of all racial and ethnic
backgrounds celebrated the holiday by performing individual acts of
kindness through service to others."
This year, Monday, January 15, 2007, is a federal holiday
commemorating and honoring the birthday of Dr. King. On this day,
which marks the 21st anniversary of this federal holiday, hundreds
of thousands of other Americans across the country will celebrate
this courageous leader by participating in community and national
service opportunities and projects.
opportunities exist in Steele Creek and the Charlotte area for you
to serve your community. Please consider spending some time helping
others, not only on the King Holiday, but throughout the year.
You may use the
Martin Luther King Day of Service website at
to obtain information to volunteer to feed the homeless, donating
blood, service projects at local schools, and other community
programs that honor Dr. King.