On Saturday, President Obama and his family observed the National Day of Service honoring Martin Luther King Jr. by volunteering at an elementary school renovation in Washington, D.C. Across the country, millions followed the President’s lead.
On Friday, January 18, staff members from Boys & Girls Clubs of America prepare and serve a filling lunch to those less fortunate. Numerous staff joined in to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and the many ways he served our country.
Here in Atlanta, Boys & Girls Clubs of America staff spent Friday morning helping prepare and serve meals for more than 400 homeless men, women and children. On Monday, my family volunteered with many other community members to feed hundreds of homeless people in downtown Atlanta. Samantha, my wife, and I want our boys Chase, 10, and Grayson, 8, to experience why helping others is important … and how it makes you feel good inside.
During yesterday’s inaugural address, President Obama spoke of how a “great nation must care for the vulnerable, and protect its people from life's worst hazards and misfortune.” That’s what Clubs do – but not just once a year.
Every day, Clubs answer Dr. King’s call to serve by making a difference in kids’ lives. It’s a safe, fun place to spend their out-of-school hours; a place where fundamental values like citizenship and service get instilled, ideals that, in due course, strengthen our communities.
What project did you take part in last weekend? I’d love to know more about it. Feel free to leave me a note below.