Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Happy MLK Day! On the third Monday of January, we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a cornerstone of the Civil Rights Movement. As a compelling leader, he advocated against violence, racism, poverty, and more. We’re so grateful for the wisdom he shared with the world, and we will continue the fight against injustice.

How to make a difference:

Learn more about Dr. King

Donate to end food insecurity

Volunteer in your community

See how the Shipt community honors Dr. King’s legacy:

How do you celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

I talk with my kids about their experiences and what it means to be a person of color. We keep an open dialogue, and I explain how we have gotten this far today. We also talk about someone who has done a lot for the Black community – past or present. – Kecia R., Shipt Shopper

Usually, I’ve participated in community service projects at places like the YWCA, Jimmie Hale Mission, and The Ronald McDonald House. Afterwards, I eat a meal at my father’s Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity house – Dr. King was a fraternity member too. – Cody D., Experience Team Member

What’s your favorite form of community service?

My favorite form of community service is mentoring! I’ve mentored and volunteered in elementary and middle schools. It’s important to relate to the community, and the best way to do that is to be seen in the communities where we want to see change. Representation matters. – Walt M., Experience Team Member

I love to volunteer at schools and with young people. Exposure and representation are extremely important at an early age. – Amber B., Campus Recruiter

What’s your dream for a brighter future?

Justice. Diversity. Shalom. In Hebrew, “shalom” means “to be safe in mind, body, or estate.” It speaks of a type of wholeness that encourages you to give back. I want that sense of wholeness for myself and the world; it could start with us standing in solidarity on social issues. – Josh F., Senior Engineer

My dream for a brighter future would be for voices of hate to be stilled. I want to be free from discrimination and statistics set against me. I want to live freely in the riches of freedom that my ancestors fought for and in the security of justice that we are currently protesting for. – Jordan J., Experience Team Member

Want to make a difference? Volunteer, donate, and learn more about Dr. King.

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