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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week of Service events in the Triad

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a civil rights and equality pioneer who also appreciated and revered community service.

He is credited with saying, "Everyone can serve, so everyone can be great!"

The Volunteer Center of the Triad's MLK week of service, which runs from Saturday, January 14, to Saturday, January 21, is centered on that. On Sunday, January 15, the Barber Park Simkins Indoor Pavilion in Greensboro will host a one-day volunteer activity.

You can volunteer your time, donate your talents, and use a variety of other methods to make a difference during the community Dr. King events.

First Aid kits, lunch packages for underprivileged kids, and Valentine's Day cards for elders who are housebound can all be assembled by volunteers.

Volunteers of all ages can take part in the community art project and the food drive. The nicest part, though, is how you feel after giving an hour to someone in need.

"We make an effort to make sure that everyone knows where these packs and these service projects are going. I think individuals get a sense of fulfillment knowing that they are making a difference, especially when they are aware of how these service projects are helping," said Barbie Patterson, the Volunteer Center of the Triad's director of programs.

The only day recognized as a National Day of Service is the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Before COVID, according to Patterson, 3,000 volunteers would work on their days off.

She hopes that the occasion this year would encourage people to carry on with that job all year long.

"We hope that after this day and this experience, people will feel that they have made a difference and will be able to keep up this feeling of doing good things all year long."

The Martin Luther King Jr. celebration is being held by the Volunteer Center of the Triad on January 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Barber Park Simkins Indoor Pavilion.

Next week will also see the completion of several other charitable endeavors.

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