“There’s a lot of sweat equity going out in the community,” said Lariscy, managing director of the Atlanta office of Perkins + Will, the international global architecture and design firm. “Martin Luther King (Jr.) lived in Atlanta and that provides an inspiring framework. It’s a great day to rally around someone whose life was about service.”
The national observance of King’s birth has become an important day for nonprofits. In the spirit of King, thousands of Atlantans will hit the streets to plant gardens, make home repairs, read to children, visit seniors and feed the hungry.