MLK Day 2020 Day of Service

January 20th, 2020 by

MLK Day 2020

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. by Serving Our Communities

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. On this holiday, we honor MLK’s life and legacy through service to others. The National Service calls today, the only “federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.”

Our Oak Lawn Toyota family proudly serves our community throughout the year through food pantry donations, our annual BBQ for the Troops, Holiday Toy Drives, fundraising & volunteering on behalf of various organizations (see below), and much more. If you’re looking for a nonprofit to serve today, consider one of these incredible organizations tirelessly working to better our neighborhoods and humanity as a whole.

🧡 Restoration Ministries is based in Harvey, IL., with a variety of programs to serve the families of their community like Harvey Boxing Club, Food Pantry, After-School Program & Summer Day Camp, The Sullivan Arts Center, PADS Emergency Shelter, and two residential facilities for those suffering from addictions, Harvey House and Tabitha House.

🧡 Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ is located in Oak Lawn, IL., and serves the community with indispensable programs like BEDS Plus Homeless Shelter, Food Pantry and more.

🧡 Park Lawn is located in Oak Lawn, IL. “Park Lawn’s mission is to provide services that promote independence, choice, and access to community living for people with developmental disabilities.” They achieve this through a variety of support services such as their Day Programs, Supported Employment Program, CHOICE, and more.

🧡 USO of Illinois aims to “strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.” They do this through a variety of programs like the USO Diaper Division, USO Discovery Kids, USO Home for the Holidays, USO Operation Enduring Thanks, and plenty more!

There are so many important groups helping to feed, clothe, nurture, educate, house, and look after our neighbors, families, friends, and humankind. These groups deserve our attention today in honor of #MLKDay, but they’re also worthy of our time and resources year-round.

What are some of your favorite nonprofits doing admirable work in our community? Comment below so we can share and learn from one another.

We leave you with MLK’s beautiful words:

“I have decided to stick with love… Hate is too great a burden to bear.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

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