Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pledge 25 Campaign - Unique Opportunity to Join Others in Service in 2011

We may have a real financial capital crisis, but we have yet to begin to truly tap into our vast human capital in our communities.

As we wrestle through these very difficult times, it becomes ever more important for us that can to give back to our community. Many of us already do that, both here in our own back yard and in far away lands.

Now we have the opportunity to join our neighbors and friends in Montgomery County in a novel, fun, practical – and REAL – effort to make a difference, account for it, and celebrate our success.

The “Pledge 25 Campaign” promises to be an engaging way for us as individuals, groups, and congregations to get involved in helping others, have a good time at it, and see - and celebrate - our collective results.

On MLK, Jr., Day, County Executive Ike Leggett announced the “Pledge 25 Campaign”, pointing out that 2011 is not only the silver anniversary of the MLK, Jr., Day Holiday, but it is also the 25th anniversary of our nationally acclaimed Community Services Day. To honor these silver anniversaries, County Executive Leggett is asking all residents to pledge 25 hours of service between January 17 and October 22, 2011; “stand up to the challenge of poverty”; and, volunteering with community serving non-profits.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! We will have a wonderful celebration at the closure of this effort (Saturday, October 22) in downtown Silver Spring, bringing together volunteers, organizations, partners, and all who embarked on this service journey during 2011.

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1 comment:

Anthony said...

Thank you I'm Tony I'll be around to volunteer. Please keep me in mind.

Tony Hinnant
Welcome Desk Civic Building at Veteran's Plaza

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