MLK Day of Service

January 6, 2021


Hope Tyler, Director of Volunteers & Community Engagement

The Volunteer Center of the Triad

Phone: 336.373.1633; Email:  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                        

Plan to kick off 2021 Serving Others!

The Volunteer Center & Truist Bank present Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Virtually

With many other Opportunities to Serve and Participate  

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"

                                                                                                                - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Triad, NC— The Volunteer Center (TVC) in sponsorship from Truist Bank and in partnership with local community organizations, civic groups, colleges, universities, and Guilford County Schools will host Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service virtually, all are invited to tune in and participate.  The MLK Day of Service, Monday, January 18th, 2021 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm will be broadcasted live on Facebook, and have the option to host Zoom watch parties. The event will include many activities and opportunities to engage in community, learn about the volunteer needs of our nonprofit partners and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King through service.  

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Monday, January 18th, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The broadcast will feature:

  • Hands-on Service Projects
  • Nonprofit Fair
  • Local performances and artistry 
  • Children’s activities
  • Storytime with local celebrities
  • Mentoring Matters Fair
  • Virtual Photo Booth
  • Imagination Library free book sign-up

Other opportunities to serve and get involved with MLK Day/Week/Month of Service are as follows:  

Participate in a Blood Drive a partnership with One Blood, The Volunteer Center and Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship

Saturday, January 16th, 2021 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Nussbaum Center parking lot at 1451 S Elm Eugene Street, GSO, 27406

Donate shelf-stable food items, baby food, formula, wipes, diapers, new socks, shoes, coats, and clothing to the  

MLK Food & Baby Needs Drive donations are accepted Monday - Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at The Volunteer Center of the Triad, 1500 Yanceyville Street throughout the month of January

Volunteer at the MLK Drive Clean-up on Saturday, January 16th from 9:00 am – 11:00 am, meet at Gillespie Park Elementary School at 1900 Martin Luther King Dr., GSO, 27406 at 8:45 am, preregistration is required at

Explore Career opportunities at the MLK Career Fair (virtually) a partnership with Triad Goodwill and The Volunteer Center of the Triad, Monday, February 1, 2021, time, and tune-in location TBD

Opportunity to purchase 2021 commemorative MLK Day of Service t-shirts coming soon at

MLK Day of service and all opportunities would not be possible for our community without the support of our dedicated sponsors and our hard-working 2021 MLK Day of Service Advisory Council.

Title Sponsor: Truist Bank

Volvo Financial Services

United Healthcare

TE Connectivity

Carolina Container

Lincoln Financial Group

Greensboro Jaycees

Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro

Mt. Zion Greensboro

Arch MI

Greensboro Jewish Federation

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. ®, Beta Iota Omega Chapter

Bryan Family YMCA

Smith Leonard PLLC

John L Palmer Allstate Insurance Agency

Joy Squad

NC A&T State University Office of Student Development

Best Smile Dental

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Kendra Johnson & Catherine Williams

2021 MLK Day of Service Advisory Council

Chair: Marcus Thomas, Mt. Zion Greensboro

Staff Lead: Hope Tyler, The Volunteer Center of the Triad

Anissa Bledsoe, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. ®,

Beta Iota Omega Chapter

Briana Mack, NC A&T State University - Office of Student Development

Cedric Parker, Community Adventist Restoration Center

Jacob Hicks, Guilford County Schools

Jayvon Johnson, Mt. Zion Greensboro

Justin Trujillo, Greensboro Swarm

Kendra Johnson, Deluxe Corporation

LaDonna Gore - Tisdale, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. ®, Beta Iota Omega Chapter  

Lauren Forbis, United Way of Greater Greensboro

Marcel Vinson, Lincoln Financial Group

Skyler Perkins, Greensboro Swarm

Traci McLemore, United Way of Greater Greensboro

Tricia Teter, Cone Health

The official national hashtag for MLK Day of Service is #MLKDay and locally #MLKTriad2021

Like us and follow MLK Day of Service events and more on Facebook and Instagram:  @volunteercentertriad


The mission of The Volunteer Center is to strengthen our community by creating meaningful volunteer connections. We connect people, promote volunteerism, support nonprofits, and build partnerships. For more information about TVC, please visit

The Volunteer Center extends its deepest gratitude to our Circle of Service Members:

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