Celebrating Dr. King’s Legacy

On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day & Beyond

At United Way of King County, we envision an equitable and racially just community where all people thrive. Not only do we have “King” in our name for our county’s recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but we also share his vision and make it our business to fight for systemic change year-round.

Each year, we step up to learn, unlearn, take action, and celebrate moments and movements that make a profound difference in our neighborhoods and communities. This year’s no different.

We invite you to walk with us again and be a part of this journey in honoring his legacy on MLK Jr. Day 2023 and beyond.

After all, Dr. King did remind us that it’s only when individuals collaborated in the pursuit of equality, equity and justice that our society as a whole would become stronger. And at United Way, it is our goal to help perpetuate his vision.

See you out there in the community!

Showing Up for Racial Equity

Advancing Racial Equity Series

This popular United Way series creates an opportunity for the community to listen to and learn from BIPOC leaders and experts from across the nation. Previous guests have included LaTosha Brown, Clint Smith, Nicole Lynn Lewis, and many other impactful voices.
The next session is planned for January 5 2023 and will host panelists like Seahawks legend Doug Baldwin Jr., Efrem Fesaha (CEO & founder of Boon Boona Coffee) and Laura Clise (CEO & founder of Intentionalist). Stay tuned for more details.

Virtual Education Session

Many nonprofits in our community need committed and reliable volunteers to help further their missions. Join us for an hour to virtually learn from BIPOC-led organizations about how you can best support them.

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Project Leader Prep Session

Want to engage and educate your team on how to be the best partners to BIPOC organizations? Sign up for this session on January 9 to learn how to engage in transformational change, foster long-term experiences and build trust and relationships with BIPOC organizations, on and beyond of the MLK Day of Service.

“True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.”

― Martin Luther King Jr.

Honoring Dr. King Through Service


The systemic issues our neighbors face cannot be solved in a day. Join us in supporting our partner nonprofits on MLK Day by volunteering and building relationships in the community that have a lasting impact.

Does giving back sound good to you? Find your perfect way to volunteer and spread the love year-round.


Could your organization use volunteer help?


If you’re at a nonprofit or agency that could benefit from the support of a group of volunteers for a day, we recommend hosting a project for MLK Day of Service. You can find details on how to post and host a project here: