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Saying Thanks on MLK Day

January 9, 2012

January is National Thank You Month and as Alums, we have plenty to give thanks to. We are thankful for the organizations that continue to support National Service and fight to Save AmeriCorps. We are grateful for the communities across the countries, that opened their arms up and welcomed us to serve in their spaces. We are thankful for all the service leaders who came before us and inspired us to give back to our country, including Martin Luther King, Jr. The list can go on and on.

As MLK Day approaches, there will be lots of planning for service and community projects in your area. If you’re planning on serving (which you should!),  it’s a great time to recognize the volunteers and service leaders that you will be working with to accomplish those big project tasks! Recognizing individuals for their service is an easy way to show that their time, talent, skills, and resources is valuable to the communities they serve and that you want to continue to see them dedicate themselves to volunteerism. You can celebrate their service with these following three awards, as highlighted on Hands On Network’s  MLK Day of Recognition:

On behalf of the Corporation for National and Community Service, Points of Light invites you to nominate a leader in your community for the MLK Drum Majors for Service. This award celebrates the helping hands who perform extraordinary everyday acts of service with reliability and commitment but who seldom receive recognition. This is a chance for faith and community organizations to acknowledge and honor the service of their leaders. For additional information visit the website or read the PDF overview.

Created by the administration of President George H. W. Bush, the Daily Point of Light Award honors individuals and groups creating meaningful change in communities across America. Each weekday, one volunteer or volunteer effort is recognized with the Daily Point of Light Award.

Created by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, this program encourages ongoing involvement in service and civic engagement. Individuals, families and groups are honored at different stages of their service journey by acknowledging annual volunteer hours served and the resulting positive community impact.

Points of Light also wants to support your recognition with a downloadable, customizable certificate. Update the certificate with the names of your volunteers and volunteer leaders to thank them for their service for MLK Day.

Alums, we’re also looking to recognize YOU for your service! Comment below on how you’ll be serving on MLK Day 2012 and we’ll give you a shout out on social media to highlight your great work!

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  1. Blossom kaleo permalink
    January 9, 2012 9:12 pm

    Helping out City year greater Philadelphia at Germantown High School on MLK Day…I am an alumnus of City year…..

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