The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is an official day of service and celebrates the civil rights leader’s life and legacy! This day of service helps to empower individuals, strengthen communities and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”
This year, on Monday January 18, MLK Jr. Day, we are donating 10% of our profits from all sales to Gideon’s Army in Nashville, TN.
Gideon’s Army is a community-based, grassroots organization that uses restorative justice programs to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline through social activism by children, families, and the community. THEIR programs address school-push-out, youth violence, policing, and juvenile justice.
1 in 4 children in Tennessee grow up in poverty
From not being able to concentrate due to hunger to not having the supplies to complete an assignment, poverty has a strong proven correlation with academic outcomes.
Ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and give back to our community today:
Monday, 11am: The 35th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. presented by The Brooklyn Academy of Music: a free virtual program featuring world-renowned activists, public figures, and civic leaders alongside musicians and other performers.
Monday, 5:15pm: At Home in the World: Place, Identity and the American Dream: An interview with Ethiopian American novelist Dinaw Mengestu, known for his powerful and personal depictions of the immigrant experience and perspectives on the American dream. Presented by Vanderbilt University (registration required to attend).
Volunteer & Donate:
In addition to donating 10% of the profits from your purchase to Gideon’s Army Nashville, you will also earn double points with us on every dollar you spend!