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The upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday marks the 26th anniversary of the MLK Day of Service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy by encouraging our community to make it “a day on, not a day off”. To honor Dr. King’s work, United Way Suncoast is proud to connect individuals to opportunities to volunteer in the community and/or embark on a journey of learning.

Whether you plan to clean up the causeway, collect books for children, send encouragement letters, serve at a food bank, or learn how to fight against systemic racism  – what you do makes a difference. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Thursday, January 14th

North Greenwood Meal Distribution - Clearwater

Saturday, January 16th

Sugg Middle School Urban Agriculture and FFA Farm - Bradenton

Courtney Campbell Outdoor Clean Up - Clearwater

Feeding America Tampa Bay - Tampa

Meals on Wheels of Tampa Bay - Tampa

YMCA Outdoor Community Clean Up - Tampa Heights

Monday, January 18th

St. Petersburg Free Clinic Food & Hygiene Sorting - St. Petersburg

YMCA Outdoor Community Clean Up - Sulphur Springs

Virtual & Remote Opportunities


Listen. Learn. Act to End Racism

Listen. Learn. Act to End Racism is a Points of Light initiative in partnership with Morehouse College that is designed to empower businesses, nonprofits and individuals to use their influence to fight against systemic racism. Register for the upcoming conversation below or listen to past conversations with leading social justice experts and community leaders on a diverse set of topics.

January 12th at 1pm: Racial Healing: Understand Racial Identity, Systematic Racism, and How to Become a Racial Ally. Register here

Listen: Moving Forward: Taking Action on Race and Equity

Learn: A Collection of Resources to Help You Deepen Your Understanding


Be sure to share your photos and thoughts from your MLK Day of Service using #FreedomToRise #MLKDay


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