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Looking for a Meaningful Way to Celebrate Martin Luther King Day?

MLK logoI’ve always thought it a bit ironic that we have holidays to observe days that have special significance for our country (Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day, etc.), and yet we don’t actually observe them at all. For most of us, they’re just days off…opportunities for a long weekend in Florida or wherever. Wouldn’t it make more sense  for our kids to stay in school on those days and actually LEARN about the event or the person we are honoring?

Here’s the next best thing: if you’re lucky enough to have Martin Luther King Day off next Monday, why not take your child and participate in A Day of Inspiration and Service at  Am Shalom in Glencoe. The event is co-sponsored by Interfaith Housing Center and the Volunteer Center of New Trier and is open to the public. There are service projects to benefit the Night Ministry, Project Linus and Orphans of the Storm, as well as inspirational speakers and entertainment. You can get more information here or see the flier here.

See you there.

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