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Maryland Unites in Service for MLK Day

Volunteer alongside Service Year Option, Maryland Corps, and AmeriCorps members for Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service

Baltimore, MD (January 8, 2024) – United Way of Central Maryland along with United Ways across Maryland have partnered with the Maryland Department of Service and Civic Innovation on this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, January 15, 2024.

“Maryland is proud to be a state that serves,” said Governor Wes Moore. “From the launch of the inaugural class of Service year Option and Maryland Corps to participating in this National Day of Service, we are the state that shows up for our communities in need. We look forward to bringing Marylanders together to serve across the state on January 15th.”

Volunteer projects across the state will address some of the issues that impact Marylanders the most, like food access, transportation, housing, and mental health. Volunteers are invited to join in this day of giving back to our Maryland communities both at in-person opportunities and virtually.

“In the words of Dr. King, ‘Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve,’” said Franklyn Baker, president and CEO of United Way of Central Maryland. “We are honored to bring this day to our communities along with other United Ways and partners across the state of Maryland, and in partnership with Governor Moore. This is a day for everyone to come together in the spirit of leaving no one behind.”

Volunteers are needed across the state, sign up at


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United Way of Central Maryland helps the working poor and those in poverty access basic needs like housing, healthcare, jobs, and education. The nonprofit’s programs promote equity, create opportunity, and improve the lives of our neighbors and the neighborhoods they call home. For nearly 100 years, United Way has tackled the toughest challenges in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard counties. Learn more at