Celebrating MLK Day with Service

Russ Krengel Hospice

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, also referred to as MLK Day, is a Federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of January. We all know him as a leader of the civil rights movement, a visionary who hoped to mend divides and bring us closer together across our communities.

Those of us who are blessed to have a day off from work probably use it to catch up on sleep, take advantage of holiday sales, or spend time with family.

Let’s consider another option: volunteering.

These past couple years have been tough physically, emotionally, and financially. Many of us are struggling with isolation even if we’re fortunate enough to still enjoy the company of our partners and families. Changing up our routines while helping others provides an instant mood boost which can keep us feeling good long after the time is up.

Volunteering doesn’t have to mean doling out food at a soup kitchen, there are many ways you can help others by doing what you love. Consider sharing your talents by volunteering with Kindful Hospice and instantly brighten someone’s day or week.

Maybe you like to knit or paint? Work on your latest craft project while delighting those who enjoy it just as much as you. Perhaps you find yourself toiling in your shed or garden? Or maybe you’re passionate about the benefits of hospice and want to become an ambassador? These are just a few of the ways you can enrich someone’s life by volunteering with Kindful Hospice.

The wonderful part about volunteering is that you needn’t a special interest as long as you want to make a difference.