Today we honor Martin Luther King Jr, the civil rights leader and humanitarian who gave of himself selflessly through the 50’s and 60’s, fighting oppression, poverty and for the greater wellness of man and the communities where we live.
Above all he was, in fact, a tireless servant. Pouring his life into his passions he was a model of how hard work by an individual can lead to meaningful, life-long change that goes beyond personal ambition.
In that spirit today is an ideal day to explore how you can affect lives in your community by giving your time freely to individuals and organizations who are in need. “Need” comes in many forms and there are usually lots of ways to give your time that match your interests and personality. Below is a small list of places you can volunteer your time – there are MANY more of course so please leave a comment and grow the list!
- The Kroc – From soccer coaches to youth gardening, they have quite a few opportunities for individuals and families.
- Lake City Food Bank – Located on the grounds of Lake City Community Church, the food bank provides food for hundreds of families in the CDA region. You can volunteer at the food bank, or simply consider holding a food drive for them to help keep the shelves full.
- Kootenai Environmental Alliance – The hub for conservation of land, water and clean recreation opportunities for CDA and North Idaho. They have many volunteer opportunities and events throughout the year.