Corporate giants also acknowledge Black History Month. Home Depot has gone a step further and is incorporating philanthropy. Through Feb. 28, The Home Depot is offering a commemorative “Dream” gift card celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When customers purchase the collector’s edition “Dream” gift card, The Home Depot will donate five percent of all sales to the Center for Civil and Human Rights, up to $1 million dollars. The donation will assist in the building of a permanent exhibition home for his personal writings and papers.
The collection of original documents by Dr. King includes more than 10,000 items, among them 7,000 handwritten notes spanning from 1946 to 1968. They include drafts of his "I Have a Dream" speech, his "Letter from a Birmingham Jail," other theological writings and his Nobel Peace Prize addresses. The King Papers will be part of the exhibition offering of The Center for Civil and Human Rights. The Dream cards can be purchased at any store, or online at homedepot.com/dream.
Home Depot has been generous enough to offer one of my readers a $50.00 gift card. In honor of Dr. King and Black History Month I would like to hear a tidbit about Black History from you. Who has inspired you (other than Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. or President Obama)? Do you have an interesting Black History fact to share? If you can't come up with something off the top of your head please find one fact and share it here in the comments.
This contest is open to US Addresses and the deadline for entry is February 24th. A winner will be chosen by random.org and will be contacted by email. If there is no response within 72 hours a new winner will be chosen.