SFP Annual Programs
In addition to a variety of international projects, SFP supports initiatives locally in the US.
Just like in other nations, SFP-USA partners with communities to transform them into communities of peace through empowering and supporting the personal growth of their residents, bringing international volunteers to kick-start community-driven development and uplift the culture of service in them.
SFP supports projects that enhance global citizenship, encouraging volunteers to serve both locally and internationally. In essence, SFP programs demonstrate the spirit of service and working for the common good.
Here is a little more information about some of our US programs:
Martin Luther King Jr. Season of Service (January through April annually, USA)
The annual Martin Luther King Season of Service led by Service For Peace honors and advances Dr. King’s dream for peaceful and just communities, improving the quality of life for marginalized and unfortunate citizens and including the whole of our communities through meaningful service engaging sectors. We mobilize Americans to observe the Martin Luther King Day holiday, strengthen communities engaged in service, and reflect on the life and teachings of Dr. King. The 2007 Service For Peace event’s partners and chapters engaged 66,562 volunteers in 857 projects in 17 cities across the country in “Advancing the Dream for Peaceful Communities.” 572 committed partners and organizations included Target, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Pepsi, State Farm, and Coke. “Everybody can be great because anybody can serve,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
• Building a movement of social change
• Mentoring young children in building peace
• Providing alternatives to physical conflict and violence
• Crafting Peace and Diversity Quilts
• Creating “My Dream for the World” paper chains
• Demonstrating corporate social responsibility
• Beautifying community centers and schools
• Involving municipal government
• Energizing 1,000 people touched in Bridgeport, CT as the event was capped off with music and Peace Readings of Dr. King to Mother Theresa, Thoreau, Nelson Mandela, Abraham Lincoln, Helen Keller, plus many more peace advocates – just one example.