Martin Luther King Day is celebrated annually on the third Monday of January and is also known as a National Day of Service. The day focuses on giving back to our communities by displaying acts of kindness and service to everyone.
“Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In the U.S., Blackbaud employees were given the day off in observance of MLK Day, but we encouraged our employees to volunteer in their communities with a “day on, not a day off.” In honor of this, many employees engaged in service opportunities, including some of our Charleston employees who participated in the local MLK Day Parade with their families.
In addition, other MLK Day service project ideas we shared with our employees included:
- Reuse-a-Shoe - Recycle old athletic shoes through Nike's sustainability program to help repurpose old shoes into sports surfaces like running tracks, baseball fields, and basketball courts.
- Smithsonian Digital Volunteer - Volunteer to transcribe historical documents.
- National Civil Rights Museum - Get involved in your local historical society.
- Resources | Points of Light Toolkits, Reports and More – View tons of service project ideas!
At Blackbaud, we’re 100% focused on the social good community year-round through our work, but there is something powerful that happens when we break away from our day-to-day routines to serve others. We were proud to join Americans across the nation in the powerful act of volunteerism to honor Dr. King’s legacy.