Celebrate the Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This year marks the 27th annual Day of Service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Join us as we give back to our neighbors in need.

See below to learn how you can volunteer and support a supply drive for three nonprofit organizations in the Triangle.

4 Ways To Engage

Due to inclement weather, the supply drive has been rescheduled to Monday, January 24. Thank you for understanding!

Host A Supply Drive

Support three organizations fighting for maternal health by dropping off supplies from the lists below.

Location: Diaper Bank of NC (1311 E Club Blvd, Durham, NC 27704)
Monday, January 24
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Please label all donations with the name of corporation and/or entity donating items.

  1. Baby diapers size preemie & size 1 
  2. Child pull-ups size 4T/5T 
  1. Diapers size 2 and 3 
  2. Baby wipes
  3. Aromatherapy items: essential oils

Volunteer at Diaper Bank of North Carolina

The Diaper Bank of North Carolina relies heavily on volunteer power! Sign up to help count and wrap diapers/pull-ups and prepare them for distribution to families in need.
Location: Diaper Bank of NC (1311 E Club Blvd, Durham, NC 27704)

Take the 5-Day Maternal Health Awareness Challenge

United Way of the Greater Triangle's Maternal Health Awareness Challenge will take individuals on a daily quest to learn and discover effective habits about access, race, and privilege. The goal is to educate and empower individuals with new understandings and connections on how to begin dismantling systemic barriers within the healthcare system and support that building awareness around Maternal Health.

The Challenge is entirely online and self-paced. Participants receive a Challenge email Monday through Friday with content such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, or watching a video to engage in. They are encouraged to reflect on the information through journaling and to relate the situation to their own lives. During the Challenge, participants discover how these inequities affect our community.

Virtual Conversation: Maternal Health Unwrapped

Investing in maternal health is a win-win situation for individuals and communities. Women experiencing poverty face higher risks of maternal mortality but communities that invest in maternal health have found that those investments not only improve a mother's health and that of her family, they also increase the number of women in the workforce and promote the economic well-being of the entire community.

Join us on Friday, January 21 for Maternal Health Unwrapped, a virtual conversation that explores local nonprofits working to address maternal health disparities in the Triangle and why it's important for all residents to advocate for systemic changes in support of birthing people in our communities.

Location: Zoom Webinar

Additional Opportunities

1. Book Harvest’s Dream Big MLK Day Book Drive & Community Celebration

Join Book Harvest for their 11th annual Dream Big Book Drive on January 17, Martin Luther King Jr Day from 1-4 PM at Durham Central Park. Participate by collecting books in your community and donating them at the event. You can volunteer on the day, or simply come join the celebration! Plus, bags of children’s books will be available to take home!

This year’s event will be outdoors with a drive-through option.

2. Triangle MLK Noon Day Celebration
Featuring United Way-Funded Neighborhood Leaders