For twelve years we’ve been building Dr. King’s ‘Beloved Community’ right here in our own backyard. 

Each year, we come together, inspired by the mission of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to strengthen our community one volunteer project at a time. Our mission at United Way is to invest in our region's kids by giving them and their families the resources they need to thrive. From access to books to food on the table, when important resources are provided, children can succeed and in turn build a better future for themselves and their community. 

This January, honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by joining us for the 12th Annual MLK Weekend of Service Beginning January 18, 2019, volunteer opportunities will be available throughout our community in celebration of MLK Day. Sign up for a project below - opportunities include: 

  • Sorting donated children’s books: Help kids prepare for kindergarten by cleaning and organizing gently used books delivered to their home.
  • Transforming community spaces in need of TLC: Help kids have vibrant, safe places to play and discover by painting, cleaning and sprucing up neighborhood spaces.
  • Stocking food banks: Help families meet their basic needs by packaging boxes of food and essential items.


By volunteering your time, you're adding hundreds of thousands of dollars of value back into your community. Take a look at what our volunteers had to say from last year's MLK Weekend of Service: 

“For me, living is about taking and giving, volunteering is part of giving. It’s part of keeping life in balance and I’ve been working at it for a long time." - Xuan Sibell, Volunteer Leader
“We believe in Dr. King’s message and mission, and in keeping the memory of that stage of the Civil Rights movement alive.” - David, Volunteer Leader
“The impact for dozens of nonprofits and tens of thousands of kids and families is real. The bond it creates lasts well beyond the weekend itself.” - Keith Thomajan, President and CEO of United Way and Volunteer

How can you make an impact on your community in 2019? Now is your chance to join thousands of volunteers and nonprofit organizations as we come together to make a difference in our region.