500+ Volunteers Pack Kits For United Way Partners In Celebration Of 25th Annual MLK Day Of Service
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
This past weekend, more than 500 volunteers representing companies and organizations including Enterprise, IBM, RTI, Nationwide, Weatherby Healthcare, Redwoods Groups, Alpha Theta Omega, the Kappa Omicron Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Relias Group, and more gave both their time and energy to support United Way of the Greater Triangle’s nonprofit partners. Collectively, the volunteers packed 4,000+ literacy, winter, and food kits to support Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Oak City Cares, The Daniel Center for Math and Science, and more.
In total, the weekend included more than 10 volunteering events arranged by and for United Way of the Greater Triangle’s nonprofit partners in celebration of the 25th annual MLK Day of Service.
Nick Allen, United Way’s Chief Program Officer, summed up the impact of the volunteers’ hard work in a speech he gave at the 40th annual MLK Prayer Breakfast organized by the Triangle MLK Committee and sponsored by United Way of the Greater Triangle.
“Every day, we wake up and work with nonprofit organizations who are doing the on-the-ground work needed to eradicate poverty and increase social mobility in the Greater Triangle. These leaders see finite disappointment every day but to their clients, finite disappointment can feel infinite. But Dr. King has shown us that in our daily struggles as individuals and as a community, the existence of infinite hope can drive us toward achieving big dreams.”