Saturday, January 10, 2009

Celebrate with service.

I am simply thrilled that Barack Obama will soon be the President of the United States. The Presidential Inauguration Committee recently launched to support President-elect Obama’s call to “Renew America Together.” Given that the inauguration is happening just after Martin Luther King Day, it is appropriate that we celebrate with service.

Just enter your ZIP code at to find a service opportunity near you. You can also organize your own service event and list it on the site. If you prefer, peruse the archives of So What Can I Do to find your own ideas. And please leave a comment letting us know about your efforts.

Service to others is a manifestation of our theme (by Ghandi) – "Be the change you want to see in the world." Enjoy! And happy inauguration!

“If you want to be important—wonderful. If you want to be recognized—wonderful. If you want to be great—wonderful. But, recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. That's a new definition of greatness.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia, on 4 February 1968.


Do Good said...

Let's hope that people realize that it is through their own effort, doing a little bit and thier part, that things get better and it isn't waiting for someone else to do all the work. I think there is a new spirit in a lot of people and I hope that it manifests itself into action.

brooke said...

Karama, if you know anyone in LR looking for service opportunities for MLK day, please let me know. A friend of mine helps organize service projects, and my group (Backyard Garden Project) will also have some opportunities.

Karama said...

DG - Nice blog! Thanks for your comment and for reading So What Can I Do. Please come back again soon, and spread the word.

Thanks for the tip, Brooke! I didn't know Backyard Garden Project so I googled it. What a great idea! I look forward to learning more. Thanks again for reading. Stop by again soon.