• A Call to Service


    Event Details


    Four Locations:

    Blythe Elementary School 12202 Hambright Road, Huntersville

    East Mecklenburg High School, 6800 Monroe Road, Charlotte

    Renaissance West STEAM Academy, 3241 New Renaissance Way, Charlotte

    Marie G. Davis Academy, 3351 Griffith Street, Charlotte

    Web Address: http://uwcentralcarolinas.org/mlk

    United Way honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., by organizing service projects for hundreds of volunteers. These projects not only deliver valuable assistance to nonprofit organizations, schools and other service providers, but allow participants to kick off the new year by reflecting on the meaning of Dr. King’s life of service. Projects include creating math and vocabulary flash cards for schools, making encouragement cards for Love In Action Project, creating baby blankets for Baby Bundles and making bookmarks, book worm buddies and book worm letters for Promising Pages.

    The City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, through their Community Relations Committee, have come together to expand our community's observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day through the Charlotte-Mecklenburg MLK National Holiday Celebration. Through honorable events held between January 15-21, the community will celebrate those who are committed to carrying Dr. King's legacy forward from generation to generation.​​

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