We take the time today to honor Martin Luther King, Jr, a minister and activist who became the most prominent spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 until his death from assassination in 1968. King believed in non-violence, leading quiet protests to fight for the rights of all people including African Americans.
While many see Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a day off, we see it as a “day on.” Why not start out 2020 in the spirit of volunteerism and service, continuing the legacy of Dr. King, who spent his life striving to enhance the lives of others?
Just as Martin Luther King Jr. believed in service, so do we at Madison Window Cleaning. President Bush acknowledged the importance of this day, signing the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday Commission Extension Act in 1989. In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating MLK Day as a national day of service.
Because so many of us lead overscheduled lives, the concept of volunteering overwhelms us, creating the belief that it is impossible to find the time to help a cause. The benefits of volunteering are not only for the community, individual or organization receiving their assistance, it also benefits the volunteer. Here is one way to start: The City of Madison Volunteer Opportunities