KIRO 7 Cares January Spotlight: Volunteerism

KIRO 7 Cares January Spotlight: Volunteerism
KIRO 7 Anchor Tracey Leong at the Making Strides event in Everett. (KIRO 7)

There is so much that makes Western Washington a special place. Our environment. Our diversity. Our passion. Our innovation. But one of the features that most sets us apart is our willingness to devote time, energy, and resources to making a positive impact in our community. KIRO 7 and our employees share that commitment and we’re proud to work alongside you to recognize, empower, inform and take action.

Our KIRO 7 CARES Spotlight for January is intended to support and encourage this unique community characteristic - VOLUNTEERISM. This month we are also encouraging our viewers to make a difference by volunteering your time to a cause or organization that can use your help. The added benefits? Research studies show that most people hold the belief that helping others is a good way to gain fulfillment for yourself. It gives you the chance to support the kind of community and world you want to live in. It gives you the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than yourself and use your time, skills, and experience to contribute to the greater good.

January is the perfect time to embark on your journey in to volunteer projects. The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 20, 2020, marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.

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This year KIRO 7 will honor and support this national day of service by having our on-air team volunteer in the community on Monday, January 20th.

If you’re looking to being your own volunteer journey, we suggest you pursue opportunities where your passions lie. Let your love for animals, teaching or healthcare create positive change in the world.

Check out this list of volunteer opportunities with KIRO 7 Cares partners here.