Sunday, January 18, 2009

A day on...not a day off.

"Everybody can be great because everbody can serve" -Martin Luther King Jr.

Millions of Americans are expected to honor Dr. King and answer President-elect Obama’s call to service by volunteering on the January 19 King Holiday. Thousands of service projects will be available for you.
Fueled by President-elect Obama’s call to service, this will be the largest King Day of Service ever. In 1994, Congress charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with transforming the King Holiday into a national day of service. This year, President-elect Obama is asking all Americans to serve on King Day and make an impact in your community.

"A strong and prosperous nation must also be a compassionate nation." - President George W. Bush

Help kick off an exciting week for our country by laying a foundation of what the human race should be all about. This is not a political plea but rather one of compassion and coming together as a unified nation to help one another out. To lay down partisan lines, social boxes, and religious stigmas to embrace human race as equal.

Here are a few links to help you find volunteer opportunities in your area...


MASSACHUSETTS PHOTOGRAPHERS: I have been working with the volunteer coordinator at Volunteers of America Massachusetts and we have a service opportunity available involving a mass feeding of 300 area homeless persons. We will need multiple hands to help prepare and deliver these meals but we also need the story to be told through your lenses. Photographers will be paired up with street teams so not only will you be giving back to others with your time but your talents. Email me ASAP for more information. []

NEW ENGLAND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: If you offer your day off tomorrow in service to others, I am offering a free one-hour session to YOU. Send me an email with proof of your volunteer opportunity and we will set up a mini session as my thank you for being selfless. []


And to leave you with my favorite quote...
"love is not a feeling in the chest, it is bending down to wash another's feet" -Andrew Peterson

CHEERS to a new day, a new year and a life filled with true love!

1 comment:

suzanne said...

Perfect quote for this Shy~
Love you and miss you tons!

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