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Day of Service offers family-friendly volunteer options on MLK Day

Posted January 14, 2013

8-year-old Bailey works on making a Valentine's Day card for troops during the United Way's Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at the American Tobacco District in Durham.

I'll have more on Martin Luther King Jr. Day events later this week, but I did want to point out this opportunity for families to get involved in helping out the community on Jan. 21.

As I shared before in my posts on volunteer opportunities for young kids and tweens/teens last month. the United Way of the Greater Triangle holds an annual MLK Day of Service event on Jan. 21. That day, volunteers will spread out across the region for community-service projects to honor King's legacy. There will be more than 30 different projects. Organizers expect more than 2,000 volunteers (and they could always use more!).

Check out the United Way's website for more information about how you and your family can get involved. The website allows you to sort through the volunteer opportunities, letting parents look for family-friendly options for all ages. Very handy!

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