“Everybody can be great…because anyone can serve.” Martin Luther King


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve.  You don’t have to have a college degree to serve.  You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve.  You only need a heart full of grace.  A soul generated by love.”


Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday is also known as Martin Luther King Day of Service and is a part of the United We Serve Initiative.  Americans are called to action to give of themselves in service to others. The President has asked Americans to give their time and talent by serving meals, planting trees, being a mentor, or any other act of service.


We all know that when you give, you also receive.  If you have volunteered your time at a soup kitchen or mentored a child, then you have probably left with a “helpers high.” Research has shown that people who frequently volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later on in life.


PacificSource urges you to give of your time and talent on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 19, to give back to your community in some way.  Click here for a list of toolkits that can help you plan a Day of Service.