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President-elect Barack Obama is asking everyone to give back to their communities on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the National Day of Service.

On the eve of his inauguration, Obama, Vice President-elect Joe Biden and others will participate in service projects around the Washington area.

Obama says in statement: "Success will not come from Washington – it must come from the dynamism, determination and ingenuity of the American people; through new partnerships between states and cities, the public and private sector; and through the active involvement of the American people."

People can sign up to join in dozens and dozens of efforts at USAservice.org and can come up with their own events to be listed.

Some of the activities already listed include a clothing and food drive by Bell Multicultural High School students and a cleanup by J.O. Wilson Elementary School students in the District, Some of the events are on Saturday and Sunday before MLK Day.

By Nikita R Stewart  |  January 8, 2009; 10:38 AM ET  | Category:  Volunteers
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