President-elect Obama is calling on Americans to volunteer! The National Day of Service, as it is being called, falls on January 19th, Martin Luther King Day. The List Project HQ is gauging interest levels over the next few days to determine involvement. Would you and your Chapter be interested in participating by organizing a community service project in your neighborhood?
As each community’s needs are unique, we are asking each chapter to generate a short list of 2 to 3 ideas about community service activities. As time is limited, we also recommend talking with local NGOs and refugee resettlement agencies (IRC, Lutheran Social Services, etc.) to see if they can work together to plan a community service project for the day of January 19th. You might be able to team up by providing volunteers.
If you need a jump-start for some potential ideas, click here for our top 15 ideas. Also, learn more about what other organizations are doing at the MLK Day of service website:
Deadline: Let us know if you want to participate before December 25, 2008!
Please email Zeba Khan at zeba[at]thelistproject.org and Ann McKittrick at ann[at]thelistproject.org to let us know if you and your chapter are interested.