Friday, January 16, 2009

Tip of the Day: Answer the call to service

President-elect Barack Obama has called on Americans to spend Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. holiday engaging in community service projects. His transition team has offered a list of more than 8,500 projects occurring nationwide for individuals/families/teams to participate in.

As many employers offer Monday as a paid holiday, I encourage you to meet the President-elect's call and engage in an act of service -- no matter how small -- with your family, your coworkers, your friends or just by yourself.

If you need more reasons besides improving your community, read this EBN report that details evidence that volunteerism has positive health effects and aids retention among employers that offer volunteer programs.

How will you spend the King holiday? If you're planning a service project, what is it? Comment below to share your plans and volunteerism programs.

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