‘Do for others’ this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Category: Neutin
Posted on: 01/16/2023
A smiling woman wearing a volunteer shirt carries a wooden crate full of healthy foods

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a minister, an activist, and an American civil rights leader who dedicated his life to ending racial inequality for all. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, or MLK Day, was legislated as a federal holiday in 1963. His life and legacy are celebrated annually on the third Monday in January. This day, his day, is the only federal holiday designated by Congress as a national day of service.   

MLK Day 2023 takes place on Monday, January 16, one day after his birthday. Regarded as a ‘day on, not a day off,’ this holiday is guided by one of his most famous quotes, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?”  

For our Neutin Members looking to recognize MLK Day by answering this question by doing for others, here are four ways to give back with your Neutin rewards.   


Consider donating your time or resources to empowering your community. You can do this by delivering food to a local food pantry or donating books for children or families at your local library or nonprofit bookstore. Got clothes in your closet you haven’t worn in forever? Donate those clothes to a local shelter or thrift store. Use your Neutin rewards to purchase books to donate to children or families in your area. Purchases in these categories can help you donate this MLK Day: SERVICES, SHOP ONLINE, SHOP LOCALLY, HEALTH & BEAUTY, HOME & GARDEN  


Since the kids will have the day off, get the whole family involved. Consider helping out at a local homeless shelter. Spend the day volunteering at an animal shelter, participating in a community clean-up event, or working at a food bank or soup kitchen. Use your Neutin rewards to give toys to a homeless dog or cat or to get supplies for your community clean-up, like rakes, gloves, and more. Check these Neutin categories to help you volunteer this MLK Day: SHOP ONLINE, SHOP LOCALLY, HEALTH & BEAUTY, HOME & GARDEN  


A great way to commemorate MLK Day is by learning about the man behind the day and the civil rights movement. Dr. King once said, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” So, use your Neutin rewards to purchase books about Dr. King and educate yourself beyond this day on topics to expand your thinking and strengthen your mind. SHOP ONLINE or SHOP LOCALLY or learn how you can save on internet services if you plan to read audiobooks or online as part of our extra VIP Savings this MLK Day.  


Learn about the civil rights movement firsthand along the civil rights trail. Step into history by traveling to the cities and places where MLK and other civil rights activists fought for freedom. Travel to Atlanta, GA, Dr. King’s hometown, and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park, which attracts 1 million visitors each year. To plan your trip, click on Travel after logging in to your Neutin account.  

Our program gives members access to over 500,000 savings opportunities in over 10,000 cities across the U.S. and Canada, where MLK Day is observed. Neutin provides a unique mix of savings, coupons, discounts, and rebates that no one else offers. And you’ve already received great Bonus Rewards just for signing up. With your Neutin membership, you also get access to additional VIP savings on everyday household needs like internet, home energy, and more. Save more with Neutin and commit to doing for others all year long.  

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