The MLK Day of Service honors the life of Dr. King by reminding all Americans of their civic duty to serve, as well as helping members of the community to work together to solve common problems. The service that occurs on the MLK Day weekend is a START to engage volunteers and partners beyond the holiday and impact their community year-round.
Dr. King surely envisioned such a culture of giving when he stated that: “Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.”
The 40 Days of Peace campaign that starts on MLK Day is a commitment to peace through service and kindness that anyone can implement. During this period people identify, commit to, and engage in positive acts of kindness and service that make a positive difference one act at a time.
National and local partners, individuals, families, communities, schools, communities of faith, community organizations, law enforcement and many others will accumulate acts of peace and kindness towards building peaceful and harmonious communities.