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MLK Day 2021

January 18 marks the 26th year of service honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. While many of our celebrations and service opportunities will be different due to COVID, we invite you to answer the call to serve our neighbors safely through the YMCA.


Community Interfaith Prayer Breakfast
Start the day watching the Interfaith Prayer Breakfast broadcast live on WRAL-TV and from 8 - 9 a.m. The keynote speaker for this year's event is the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Bishop Michael Curry. His message of compassion, hope and action inspired by Dr. King will be incredibly relevant.

Conversation Series

At noon, join community panelists, William Barber III, Reverend Lisa Yebuah, Dr. Dumas Harshaw and Reverend Jemond Taylor for a "Love is the Way: Community Resiliency during COVID-19." The event is sponsored by the Triangle Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee and the United Way of Greater Triangle.  The event will be moderated by James White, YMCA of the Triangle Vice President of Organizational Relations. Watch the event  on the United Way Facebook page 

YMCA Branch Events
The YMCA of the Triangle is partnering with a number of organizations in the region to make our community a better place to live through virtual or socially distant service opportunities.

Regional Food Distribution Hubs

There are other opportunities to serve beyond January 18. The Poole Family YMCA, Southeast Raleigh YMCA and the YMCA at Knightdale Station are operating as regional food hubs for meal distribution for families in Wake County. Through this partnership, we will be providing one to two weeks' worth of shelf-stable and fresh food at select locations throughout the rest of the year. Find a volunteer opportunity here.