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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

The universal messages of justice, democracy, hope, love, and selflessness that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached continue to inspire and move people today. As his legacy lives on, we encourage you to answer Dr. King’s call to service by participating in the MLK Day of Service. January 18, 2021 will mark the 26th anniversary of celebrating Dr. King’s birthday and commemorating his life and legacy through community service.

Partner with United Way in a day of service where community-minded individuals, like you, can donate time, talent, and energies to complete volunteer projects benefiting nonprofit organizations and school districts throughout the county. Working together, businesses, organizations, and volunteers can lend your muscle to make a difference in Lancaster County.

In the words of Dr. King, “An individual has not started living fully until they can rise above the narrow confines of individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of humanity.” So make this a day on, not a day off and join us as we celebrate the spirit of volunteerism in Lancaster County by engaging in meaningful volunteer activities to benefit human service agencies and people in need.

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Please contact Audrey at or 717-824-8122 with any questions about this event. 

"For nearly one hundred years, generations of Lancastrians have supported United Way through a workplace campaign at their employer. Giving back to help neighbors, friends and family is easy through a payroll deduction pledge and our online giving platform streamlines the process for everyone. We are so grateful for the hundreds of local businesses and organizations that conduct workplace giving campaigns each year. From small businesses to large corporations, employee gifts and corporate donations make a significant impact on tens of thousands of people who need our help."

|Barbara Zercher
Resource Development Director