Monday's holiday celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but it's also National Day of Service and there are several nonprofits in Southwest Florida that are open to volunteers and donations.
Back in 1994, congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, which means today is designated as a national day of service. Your "day off" can be a "day on" by volunteering.
According the the Harry Chapin Food Bank, almost 160,000 people in Southwest Florida don't have consistent access to nutritious food. To volunteer or donate, click here.
After hurricane Irma, many people in our area are still in need for help. By donating to the Savlation Army, you can help people by donating jackets, blankets or other items, especially with this cold weather recently. For more information, click here.
Susan G. Komen needs volunteers to help knit and sew items for people fighting Breast Cancer as part of Project Hope. They also look for volunteers around the office and for special events. To get involved, click here.
Habitat for Humanity is also in need of volunteers in the office or at a special event. Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry counties have housed over 3,000 people in over 30 years. To help or get involved, click here.
You can also simply give a compliment, open the door for someone or help mom cook dinner as a few examples of ways to give back today.