Americans across our country will celebrate the great legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Jan. 21. While the day officially marks the remembrance of Dr. King’s life and work, his spirit lives on to remind us to not only serve others on this day, but every day.
Employees at Georgia-Pacific’s company headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., work only a mile away from The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”), which serves as living memorial and community resource center. For many, it is a physical reminder of Dr. King’s tremendous leadership, selflessness and relentless pursuit for equality. The King Center’s theme for this year’s annual celebration is “Remember! Celebrate! Act! King's Dream for Our World.”
At Georgia-Pacific, we strive to live up to this challenge of action and change through community service efforts all year long. Volunteerism is part of who we are and what we do throughout the year. Whether it’s mentoring students through our GP Buddy Program in Atlanta or in community schools across the country, building Habitat for Humanity homes, serving as volunteer fire responders, giving to local United Way chapters or donating food, toys and other supplies for those in need - Georgia-Pacific employees are giving back.
So as we reflect on Dr. King and his great legacy, we encourage everyone to keep his spirit alive by contributing to their communities with service. Here’s just one resource to find out how to get involved in your local community: http://mlkday.gov/
“Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'”
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.