Monday, January 16, 2012
Give a Little Bit
Today I tackled six items on my 30 for 2012 list (numbers 5, 9, 11, 12, 13, and 15) by volunteering with Jesse and our friend Amy as part of the Martin Luther King Day of Service.
Each year I say that I want to volunteer more, and then before I know it, the year is over and I haven't done very much to help others. This year I have the goal of volunteering at least once a month, and the Martin Luther King Day of Service was the perfect opportunity to kick things off.
First, a quick history lesson. In 1994, Congress designated the federal holiday as a national day of service. Taking place on the third Monday in January, the Martin Luther King Day of Sercice is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service.
So, today, Jesse, Amy, and I, along with hundreds of other volunteers, attended Montgomery County's Day of Service where we put together sanitary kits and meals for the homeless, wrote letters to our troops and veterans, and made paper flowers for senior citizens for Valentine's Day.
We were only there for a couple of hours, and it was crowded, but I am happy we went. We were able to take the time to help and support others and we even learned about other volunteer opportunities we can check out throughout the year.
Afterward, Amy and I celebrated our hard work by seeing Beauty and the Beast 3D. Awesome.
Hope you all had a great holiday weekend!
Posted by Jess at 8:59 PM