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Serve For A Cause With Volunteer New York! To Honor Martin Luther King Day

A group of volunteers celebrating after volunteering during the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service.
A group of volunteers celebrating after volunteering during the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service. Photo Credit: Volunteer New York!

Now is the time to sign up to take part in one of the many volunteer projects taking place across Westchester, Rockland and Putnam with Volunteer New York! on Saturday, Jan. 16, in advance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is Monday, Jan. 18.

The volunteer opportunities will impact and support local causes, such as Disaster and Emergency Services, Family Services, Hunger & Homelessness, Civic & Community, Children & Youth Education, Health and Wellness, and Senior Services.

“MLK Day is a day we can choose to come together as volunteers, inspired by a message of hope and equality, and enact positive change by addressing local needs. We welcome all volunteers to share this dream with us and carry on the vision of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” says Alisa H. Kesten, Volunteer New York! executive director, .

For the full list and descriptions of mire than 25 active projects, which will take place throughout Westchester and Rockland, visit volunteernewyork.org/MLK .

Many of this year’s MLK Day volunteer opportunities are family-friendly and include everything from painting buildings to organizing seed catalogs at the library to playing games with seniors.

The core mission of Volunteer New York! ( volunteernewyork.org ) is to inspire, mobilize, and equip individuals and groups to take positive action to address pressing challenges, support non-profits and improve the quality of life in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam.

For the past 65 years the organization has encouraged adults to serve, youth to build character, families to bond, young professionals to lead, mature adults to share their wisdom and businesses to engage through volunteerism. More than 270,000 hours of service were devoted last year to 500 non-profits at a value of over $7.3 million.

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