Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, will be celebrated on January 21, 2013 and AmeriCorps is asking YOU to join the movement by performing random acts of kindness.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U. S. federal holiday in 1986, Dr. King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence.

Mesa County AmeriCorps wants to honor his message and the victims in Newtown, Connecticut, by encouraging everyone to join the movement known as “26 Acts of Kindness” which you can find on Facebook.

26 Acts of Kindness started when journalist, Ann Curry, wanted to honor each life that was lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School. A few days after the massacre she sent this message out on Twitter, “#26 Acts – Imagine if everyone could commit to doing one act of kindness for each precious life lost. An act of kindness big or small.  Are you in?”

Some suggestions:

  • Shovel someone’s sidewalk
  • Deliver a cooked meal to a busy family
  • Leave chocolate on the desk of your co-workers
  • Put a coin in someone’s expired meter
  • Give blood – St. Mary’s Bloodmobile will be at the Community Gardens on Jan. 21st at 5th & Chipeta.
  • Any random act of kindness will make a difference.

And remember when you complete your act of kindness to post what you’ve done on AmeriCorps’ Facebook page:

For more info contact Angie Bertrand at 244-0633