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MLK Week of Service 2024

January 26, 2024

We are thrilled to share the incredible success of our recent Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week of Service event hosted by The Volunteer Center of the Triad. This event was not just a celebration of Dr. King’s legacy but a powerful testament to the impact that a united community can make.

Embodying Dr. King’s Vision

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Everyone can be great because anybody can serve.” Inspired by these powerful words, The Volunteer Center of the Triad organized The 15th Annual MLK Week of Service with the aim of honoring his legacy through impactful community projects.

A Tapestry of Achievements

Thanks to the unwavering support of our sponsors, volunteers, and community partners, we achieved remarkable milestones during the event:

  1. Beautiful Community Art Piece: A testament to unity, creativity, and collective effort, our community art project turned out to be a stunning representation of the shared spirit that brings us together.
  2. Essential Kits for Those in Need: Through our signature event, we met our goal of completing 2,000 toiletry kits, 2,000 snack packs, and 2,000 first aid kits, 40 no-sew blankets, and 200 greeting cards. These kits will make a significant difference in the lives of individuals facing challenging circumstances. The list of nonprofits that received the kits are listed below.
  3. Nonprofit Information Fair: Twenty incredible nonprofits, including The Volunteer Center of the Triad, participated in the fair, connecting with the community, fostering collaboration, and raising awareness about their impactful work.
  4. Food Donations: Over 500 pounds of food donations were collected for Greensboro Urban Ministry, contributing to the fight against hunger in our community.
  5. Kindness for King Award: Congratulations to Davidson Early College High School on being selected as the 2024 recipient of the Kindness for King award!

Sponsor Recognition: A Grateful Thank You

We want to express our deepest gratitude to our generous sponsors. Without their support, none of this would have been possible. A special thank you to:

  • Title: P&G
  • Service Project: Chase & Toyota NC
  • Kindness for King: Truliant
  • Photobooth: Healthteam Advantage
  • Children’s Area Sponsor: Triad Orthodontics
  • Friends of MLK: Bio-One Winston Salem

Your commitment to our community and belief in our mission have truly made a lasting impact.

Week of Service: Extending the Impact

But the spirit of service didn’t stop with a single day. Throughout the entire Week of Service, our community continued to make a difference:

  • 25 Volunteer cleaned up MLK Drive in the Southside neighborhood of Greensboro.
  • 20 Volunteers sorted food at Backpack Beginnings
  • 9 lives were saved through the American Red Cross

Celebrating the Impactful Nonprofits

We’re proud to have partnered with the following nonprofits, each of which played a vital role in making our service projects a success:

  • Beautiful Butterflies Inc
  • FaithAction International
  • Family Room Foster Care Resource Center, Inc
  • Horsepower
  • My Little Taste Buds
  • New Arrivals Institute
  • Nehemiah Community Empowerment Center, Inc
  • Operation Xcel
  • Partners Ending Homelessness
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Piedmont Triad
  • Triad Goodwill
  • United Way of Greater Greensboro

About The Volunteer Center of the Triad

The Volunteer Center of the Triad is dedicated to strengthening our community by creating meaningful volunteer connections. We believe in the power of service to bring people together, promote volunteerism, support nonprofits, and build lasting partnerships. Through events like the MLK Day of Service, we aim to inspire and mobilize individuals and organizations to contribute to the well-being and vibrancy of the Triad community.

A Heartfelt Thank You

None of these accomplishments would have been possible without the support, commitment, and belief in our mission from sponsors, volunteers, and community members. Your generosity has not only strengthened our community but has also inspired others to join us in making a positive impact.

As we reflect on the success of our MLK Day of Service, we look forward to continuing this journey together. Thank you for being a vital part of our community and for helping us make a lasting difference.

 

Save the date for 2025: Sunday January 19, 2025

 

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