Today, we will celebrate a national holiday that has been celebrated by all 50 states since 2000. Martin Luther King Jr. Day has become a national holiday for many good reasons, the most important being Dr. King’s pursuit of equal rights for every human being. Although many of us may view the holiday as a day to rest from work and spend time with family, the real meaning of the day is for of us to go out and volunteer in our local community. As a matter of fact, the federal legislation urges Americans to transform the holiday into a day of volunteer service in honor of Dr. King.
Here at Standard Bank, we believe that serving our communities is an important part of our vision. Our employees across 42 branches participate in a lot of volunteer work in their neighborhoods. Some organizations we support are:
- The Greater Chicago Food Depository
- The Catholic Charities Food Kitchen
- The Cara Program
- Habitat For Humanity in Will County
- We Care’s Pantry of Grundy County
- Park Lawn’s Friday Night Bingo
- Crisis Center for South Suburbia Educational Series
- Southside Pregnancy Center Educational Series
In the words of Martin Luther King Jr., “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” Once again, serving the community continues to be an important priority for Standard Bank. This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day we encourage you and your family members to help make your neighborhood a better place.