Give back to celebrate MLK Day of Service
January 21, 2013
For some, the national Martin Luther King Jr. Day honoring the prominent civil rights activist is a time to give back and serve the community. For others, it’s an opportunity to educate themselves about King and his life’s work.
We encourage you to look into volunteering opportunities today. Events are taking place in communities across the country to honor Dr. King and his legacy today. Find one in your area.
According to special report released last year by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, volunteering rates in the U.S. have, on average, stayed approximately at the same level since 2006.
However, during this time, the contribution of U.S. businesses to the voluntary sector increased. Over the past ten years, companies have become some of the largest supporters of volunteering, investing increasingly more money and resources into employee volunteering programs and community engagement projects. Indeed, volunteering has been steadily moving towards the center of many corporations’ corporate social responsibility initiatives.
This is true for DI. Volunteering and contributing to charity is a staple of our culture at Dimensional Innovations. From sorting donated food at our local food pantry to ensuring children in need have gifts over the holidays, we believe in giving back to our community.
Our associates go out of their way to make a lasting difference in Kansas City because we can accomplish working alongside our neighbors. We encourage you to do the same, whether it’s today or another day this year. We want to learn from your experiences, so please tell us why you volunteer by leaving a comment.
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