January 17 marks the birthday of Martin Luther King and has been designated the MLK Day of Service. After you've slept in an extra hour, scroll below for five ways to help others in your community.
It's quick and easy to find a volunteer opportunity in your hometown. Visit the MLK Day of Service website, type in your zipcode and select a project near you.
Here are a few TakePart recommended actions:
After you have served, share your story with others here.