Dear Breathing Room Friends,
In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.” In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”
For those of us at The Breathing Room Foundation these words inspire us to accept the challenge and grasp the opportunity towards serving members of our community dealing with a loved one’s treatment for cancer. On MLK Day, January 16, 2017 we ask you and your children to join us utilizing the inspiration of Reverend King to serve the needs of our neighbors. We would like to suggest the following projects that can be performed with parents and children working together:
- Prepare a home cooked meal to comfort a family after a long day at the hospital or doctor’s visits.
- Support our Valentine’s Day Program by creating handmade cards or crafts to share with our families in February.
- Share your knitting or sewing skills by making a colorful throw to warm a BRF Friend during treatment
Please contact the BRF for more info. Thank you for your continued support of the BRF families!