Martin Luther King, Jr. sought to forge the common ground on which people from all walks of life could join together to address important community issues. Students began their MLK Day of Service by gathering together at the kick off in the University of Washington Husky Union Building to hear inspiring stories from members of the community at large that honored Dr. King’s legacy of compassion.
Multicultural Greeks spent the holiday volunteering at the newly remodeled Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center. This facility was the first building on the University of Washington campus that is named after a person of color. Lambdas and Chi Sigs archived historical records, rearranged heavy furniture, created informational bulletin boards, and organized resources for marginalized communities.
According to Dr. King, “Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” This year, nearly 1,700 volunteers in King County headed to 96 projects at nonprofits around the area. Their generosity is worth more than $143,000 in labor. Interested in giving back to the local community in your spare time? Find a way to volunteer through the United Way on a day that fits your schedule.