Three Ways to Get Involved in MLK Day of Service

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"

Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities.

Here are three ways you and your family can get involved in #MLKDay2015

1.) Volunteer

Join the hundreds of thousands of people who serve on MLK Day and throughout the year. Find a volunteer opportunity here. You may also register your own project so that volunteers can find it. 

2.) Host an America’s Sunday Supper

Inspired by Dr. King’s legacy, America’s Sunday Suppers invite people from diverse backgrounds to come together to share a meal, discuss issues that affect their community and highlight the power each one of us has to make a difference. 

These family and community suppers unite individuals year-round for dinner and dialogue at restaurants, coffee shops, community centers, faith-based organizations and homes across the country. Check out Sunday Supper recipes from celebrity chefs, conversation topics, film resources and step-by-step directions on Points of Light’s cooking and conversations guide.

3.) Join the Conversation Online

How do you plan to honor Dr. King? Tell us on Facebook or Twitter using #MLKDay2015

Join Points of Light and the Family Dinner Projectfor a Twitter chat (search and use #familydinnerforward) Tuesday, January 13, noon – 1 p.m. Eastern to learn easy ways to spark civic dialogue and engage in acts of service – at the dinner table and beyond.

Tune in to HuffPost Live on Thursday, January 15, from 12:30 -12:50 p.m. Eastern for an America’s Sunday Supper conversation with Tracy Hoover, president of Points of Light, and a celebrity guest. 

Refer to Points of Light’s toolkit for sample social media posts and easy ways you can participate online.