FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 4, 2015
Director of Marketing & Communications
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Through Service
Honor the memory and teachings of Dr. King by serving others in Marin, January 10 – 18
SAN RAFAEL, CA — Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) invites people to participate in this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Days of Service opportunities. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service — “a day on, not a day off.” MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.
Dr. King believed in a nation of freedom and justice for all, and encouraged all citizens to live up to the purpose and potential of America by applying the principles of nonviolence to make this country a better place to live—creating the Beloved Community. MLK Day of Service is a way to transform Dr. King’s life and teachings into community action that helps solve social problems. This day empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a Beloved Community.
This year, CVNL is celebrating MLK Day of Service in Marin by having several volunteer projects throughout the week of January 10 – 18. These projects are a perfect opportunity to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service.
Beautify Marin City Garden and Orchard
Sunday, January 10, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Work side by side Marin City residents to provide fresh foods for its underserved populations and to break down stereotypes surrounding Marin City.
Build Homes with Habitat for Humanity
Friday, January 15, 8:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Help build a home for a deserving family in Novato.
MLK Day at Civic Center with Marin County Parks
Monday, January 18, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Spruce up the landscaped areas at the Marin County Civic Center.
MLK Day Celebration Volunteers
Monday, January 18, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Support the 18th Anual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration by helping with set-up, serving lunch at the Free Community BBQ, and cleaning up during and after the event.
Since 1964, the national award-wining Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) has advanced nonprofits and volunteerism by strengthening leadership, encouraging inovation, and empowering individuals throughout the Bay Area. CVNL knows that passion alone isn’t enough when it comes to creating strong nonprofits. CVNL works with aspiring and established leaders every day to help them build the skills and connections that can take their impact to the next level — offering comprehensive programs including education, executive search, consulting, leadership training and recognition. CVNL has a rich history of promoting volunteerism, offering easy-to-access, meaningful opportunities to individuals, families, groups, and businesses. CVNL believes that with confident and prepared leaders, our nonprofits will be better equipped to create healthy, happy communities. CVNL has served the Bay Area continuously for more than 50 years and expanded to Napa County in July 2014.
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