A Day to “Make A Difference”
Join the community on this special day of celebration and service
It’s called a “day-on,” not a “day-off,” because the national holiday celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday should be about getting out and helping the world to be a better place, or making a difference in the lives of someone else. The legacy of Dr. King involves unselfish sacrifice on the behalf of others, and that is exactly what this holiday has become at Mission Arlington®.
Your help truly makes a difference
People from all walks of life join the community celebrations in various locations, and then come to serve alongside of us as together we help people who are at a point of need in their lives. This particular holiday has become one of our favorites, because of the beautiful spirit of the volunteers. People come by themselves, with their friends, their families, or with a team of some kind, and there is laughter in the work, as boxes of food are carried into the pantry where a young mom will receive it. Or, as clothes are folded and put on hangars, so that children will have what they need to be OK at school or other places. Some from among this crew will gladly carry couches, and beds to a delivery truck, knowing that the furniture will soon be on its way to help a family have a place to sleep again.
A Great Team – Advancing the Dream
For the second year in a row, Mission Arlington® is honored to partner with Arlington’s 29th annual “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ‘Advancing the Dream’s 4-day Celebration. On the National Holiday, beginning at 9:00 a.m., teams of people will gather in one of our facilities downtown to receive refreshment and instruction before being deployed throughout our community to serve and to make a difference. We are so pleased to be a part of this great day.
Come Serve with Us!
Mission Arlington® is open on Monday, January 15th, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Please plan to serve with us at any point during the day that you are available. If you only have an hour to give, that’s OK. If you can come with a friend or a team and stay for several hours, that’s great too. Remember, we are “kid-friendly,” so if you want to bring your children with you, we will have plenty of age-appropriate activities for them as well.
We are excited about working alongside of you any day you can come to help. Thank you so much for the privilege of walking this journey together.