Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Days Of Service

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Days Of Service

Volunteer with United Way to celebrate and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Start the Conversation

  • Make a Graffiti Wall: Encourage employees to respond to Dr. King’s quotes on a large paper affixed to a common area’s wall.
  • Host a Gallery Walk: Post questions and have employees travel in groups to share their thoughts and read the responses of others. Host a reflection afterwards.
  • Play Trivia: Send out a fun trivia competition via email. You can even offer prizes.

Take Action Without Leaving the Office*

  • Assemble Sandwiches: Make meat & cheese or PB&J sandwiches for guests of local shelters. 
  • Pack Job Seeker Kits: Put together small bags full of essentials including wipes, nail clippers, lip balm, stain remover stick, USB, pen, notepad, and more!
  • Pack Care Packages: Bundle packages of snacks and hygiene items for families experiencing homelessness.

Get Out Into the Community

Monday, January 20

YMCA 23rd Annual Dr. King Celebration Breakfast: Join the Y and hundreds of local leaders and neighbors as they remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Learn more and register to attend.

2020 Youth Engaged MLK: Youth ages 14-18, are invited to attend this unique film-viewing and discussion event in partnership with MKE Film. Learn more and register to attend.

Tuesday, January 21

Volunteer! The Gathering Breakfast: Prepare and serve breakfast to those experiencing homelessness. Learn more and register to volunteer.

Volunteer! Reducing Barriers to Employment: Engage in advocacy and conversation about this topic while packing job seeker kits. Learn more and register to volunteer.

Wednesday, January 22

Volunteer! The Gathering Breakfast: Prepare and serve breakfast to those experiencing homelessness. Learn more and register to volunteer.

Volunteer! Build Stock Boxes for Local Seniors: Assemble healthy food boxes for low-income seniors. Learn more and register to volunteer.

Thursday, January 23

Volunteer! The Gathering Breakfast: Prepare and serve breakfast to those experiencing homelessness. Learn more and register to volunteer.

Volunteer! CORE El Centro Office Beautification: Help paint the CORE El Centro offices. Learn more and register to volunteer.

Volunteer! Safe & Stable Homes: Engage in advocacy and conversation about this topic while packing emergency pantry and hygiene kits. Learn more and register to volunteer.

Friday, January 24

Volunteer! The Gathering Breakfast: Prepare and serve breakfast to those experiencing homelessness. Learn more and register to volunteer.

Saturday, January 25

Volunteer! Sort Food: Organize and sort food boxes. Learn more and register to volunteer.

*Note: Minimal budget required to purchase needed supplies.

Questions? Contact Karissa Gretebeck at 414.837.3140 or email.


Special thanks to our Community Partners

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