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.
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 – 30 agencies attended
Food Drive – collected almost 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 Food Pantry
75 No-Sew Blankets – given to Partners Ending Homelessness
100 Valentines for Seniors – going to Food Assistance
50 Suncatchers – going to Food Assistance