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MLK Day: Make A Difference


Today is a day to remember the important teachings of a great man, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose life achievements continue to pave the way for a better tomorrow. There are events and activities scheduled throughout the Triangle in his honor to remind us all to demonstrate kindness and compassion and serve our neighbors and communities to the best of our abilities.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Join the United Way of the Greater Triangle’s four-county community service day to live out Dr. King’s vision to empower others in need. Visit the United Way’s website to select a volunteer shift to support your local community and make your “day off” from work a “day on” to help others. There are volunteer opportunities for people of all ages.

Dream Big Book Drive
Collect your kids’ gently used books and head to Durham Central Park from 1 to 4 p.m. to take part in a book drive and celebrate literacy for all children. Organized by Book Harvest, the book drive event is great fun with local mascots, live performances and area bands.

“Fierce Urgency of Now” Memorial March
The Triangle Martin Luther King Jr. Committee will gather at the State Capitol building to march to the Duke Energy for the Performing Arts. Line-up begins at 10 a.m. with the march starting at 11 a.m.

Middle Creek Community Center Beautification
Area volunteers will meet at the Middle Creek Community Center in Apex from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to cleanup and maintain the beauty of the area. Registration is required; call (919) 469-4301 or email All ages welcomed.

MLK March & Breakfast
Gather at the Fuquay-Varina Middle School at 8:30 a.m. to march to the First Baptist Church for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. A special program will begin at 10 a.m. featuring a children’s choir and keynote speaker.

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 


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