The United Way of Lancaster County is encouraging local nonprofits to submit volunteer service projects for the 2021 MLK Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 18.
The initiative, part of Martin Luther King Day, calls on community-minded individuals to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by coming together on volunteer projects at schools, nonprofits and community organizations.
Projects in past years have included clean-ups, room painting and renovations. This year, organizations can elect to set up virtual projects in order to limit health risks during the coronavirus pandemic.
"Working together, businesses, organizations, and volunteers can lend your muscle to make a difference in Lancaster County," the United Way said.
"In the words of Dr. King, 'An individual has not started living fully until they can rise above the narrow confines of individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of humanity.' So make this a day on, not a day off, and join us as we celebrate the spirit of volunteerism in Lancaster County by engaging in meaningful volunteer activities to benefit human service agencies and people in need."