"Life's most persistent and urgent question is,
'What are you doing for others?' " Dr Martin Luther King Jr
Martin Luther King Day is considered a National Day of Service, encouraging people to “make it a day on, not a day off”! For years, The Volunteer Center has hosted a signature event designed to bring people from all over Guilford County together to complete service projects benefiting local nonprofit organizations and to learn about the many ways to serve throughout the year.
Our team has already started to form and plan the 2021 event! Chaired by Marcus Thomas (pictured above) this is sure to be the best one yet!
For 2020, the Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service was held at the Fieldhouse at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex on Sunday, January 19 from 2pm-5pm!
Our 2020 accomplishments:
- 2600 people in attendance
- Nonprofit Fair- 40 agencies attended
- Food Drive - collected 900 pounds of food that was donated to Out of the Garden Project
- Service Projects – onsite acts of service
- 500 Care Kits- toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, lotion, petroleum jelly, band aids, gauze, antibiotic ointment
- 250 were given to Partners Ending Homelessness to hand out during their Point in Time Count (a census for people experiencing homelessness)
- 250 were given to One Step Further Food Pantry
- 500 Snack Packs- pretzels, fruit snacks, applesauce, granola bar, cookies
- 250 to Partners Ending Homelessness
- 250 to One Step Further Community Support and Nutrition Program
- 75 No-Sew Blankets- given to Partners Ending Homelessness
- 100 Valentines for Seniors
- 50 Suncatchers
A huge THANK YOU to our 2020 MLK Day of Service sponsors!
Kindness for King
The Volunteer Center of the Triad encourages schools in Guilford County to complete service projects during the month of January to honor Dr. King.
2020 Kindness for King winners- CJ Greene Education Center