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How you can celebrate MLK’s legacy, give back to community
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OneForsyth is encouraging residents and businesses to get involved with the community during the MLK Week of Service from Friday, Jan. 13 through Thursday, Jan. 19.

A local group is using the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. to help get individuals and businesses involved in the community.

OneForsyth, an inclusivity initiative of the Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, will host the MLK Week of Service from Friday, Jan. 13 through Thursday, Jan. 19, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 16.

“The MLK Week of Service is an opportunity for residents in Forsyth County to donate their time, treasure and talent to support the organizations that serve our community,” Alex Holloman III, a OneForsyth Council member and Forsyth County resident, said in a news release. “Making time to volunteer, individually, as a family or as a group of colleagues, during the MLK Week of Service, is a great way to engage with your community while honoring the legacy of Dr. King and furthering his dream of the ‘Beloved Community.’” 

OneForsyth’s program encourages local businesses to participate in corporate challenges and engage with local service projects from notable non-profit organizations and will also include DIY projects that families can complete at home during the week.

The week of service will end with a Celebration at Forsyth County Family YMCA, 6050 Y St., Cumming,  from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Jan 19. 

“Additionally, participants can take the opportunity to learn more about Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of service,” the release said. “OneForsyth has cultivated a list of resources and easy-to-access virtual opportunities to learn more about the history of this national holiday.

For a list of service opportunities, to sign up and for more information, go to