Like those of you reading this, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was inspired by Albert Schweitzer.
In 1957, when speaking about the need to find a greater cause that makes life meaningful, King offered Schweitzer as an example saying, “Albert Schweitzer…looks at men in dark Africa who have been the victims of colonialism and imperialism and there he give his life to that. He objectifies himself in this great cause.”
As we begin our 75th anniversary year in 2015, ASF invites you to celebrate MLK day and Albert Schweitzer’s birthday, January 14, with Hats On for Service. This weekend event asks Schweitzer Fellows and Fellows for Life to invite a friend to participate in local MLK community service activities January 17-19.
Join Schweitzer Fellows and Fellows for Life across the country for this first annual event honoring Schweitzer’s and King’s commitment to service. Identify yourself as a member of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship by wearing a Schweitzer cap.
To find a service day event in your area, please click here.
To get your free Schweitzer cap, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, your mailing address, and your planned service activity. We will send you two hats―one for you and one for a friend!
Share your experience on social media with Facebook posts, tweets, and photos using the hashtag #MyMottoIsService
We can’t wait to share your work!