January 18, 2021 will mark the twenty-sixth anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people across the country gather to celebrate what will help us move closer to Dr. King’s dream of creating a “beloved community.” Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community. Still, it’s always important to remember to take the appropriate safety measures to protect your eyesight no matter how you choose to give back. Here are a few organizations that support the MLK Day of Service, as well as tips for how you can protect your eyesight while making a difference.

• Your local animal shelter
• Local soup kitchen
• Homeless shelters
• Pick up trash at a local park or adopt a city street