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2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Who We Are

United Way of the Greater Triangle works with partners throughout our four-county region—more than 100 nonprofit agencies, 550 corporate sponsors, community and county leaders, along with 35,000 donors—to have a positive impact on the lives of individuals, helping to create pathways to a brighter future for them and for our communities.  This United Way network makes us uniquely qualified to connect volunteers with the needs of the agencies and to help address some of our area’s most pressing issues.

For MLK Day, there are opportunities to work directly with our agencies.  In addition, we have our own signature projects in our four counties that will help address basic needs like food and warm clothing, as well as broader issues like early childhood education.  In Orange and Johnston, it is a “Community Reads” initiative; in Wake and Durham there are a range of activities from making soup mixes to creating baby blankets.  Click here to find opportunities that suit your interest and your schedule.



“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
                   - Martin Luther King Jr.

What We Do

United Way of the Greater Triangle is in its twelfth year of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, bringing volunteer opportunities to the counties we serve: Durham, Johnston, Orange and Wake with the purpose to transform Dr. King’s life and teachings into community service that helps empower and strengthen our towns and cities.  On this day, United Way’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities is evident in the range of programming and the corps of volunteers who step forward to serve.

On the King Day Observance, United Way of the Greater Triangle will host over 2,800 volunteers at 35 projects located throughout the Triangle, including four signature projects that support our focus areas of education, health and financial stability.

Join us as we come together to make the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday “A Day On, Not a Day Off.”

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