Stitch it Forward on MLK Day of Service January 17 2020

MLK Day of Service 2020

The MLK Day of Service let’s us celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life by way of volunteerism and community service projects. His teachings are an inspiration and continue to motivate us into action, whether that is a helping hand or fostering a sense of community.

We found this great resource on the Corporation for National and Community Service page that highlights ways you can help your community.

As stitchers and makers, we often endeavor to create things for the greater good. We have a soft spot for quilts, like the ones created for Quilts of Valor project. We wrote about some made in our home state a short time ago on our blog. They are beautiful!

We also warm to stitching projects like the one called Hope, Love and Friendship, which makes a lovely gift, or the 25 Million Stitches project, which is a global activist art project.

Tangentially, there are project for knitters and other crafts we shared in a post about Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (It could be worth a revisit.)

How do you stitch it forward and give back to the community? Do you have any specific MLK Day of Service plans in the works? We’d love to learn more about them. Please share in the comments below.