MLK National Day Of Service
United Way and Hands On partnered together to give back on this Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Volunteers took part in projects that will directly support local nonprofits, including the Asheville Humane Society and Meals on Wheels.
Organizers say it's a way to transform Dr. King's teachings into community action.
"It's important that we give back to our community and its important that we teach our children the importance of this day. We teach our children why we celebrate and why this is a day on and not a day off," said Vicki Jennings.
Organizers also say it's also a great way to show the community that giving back should be a way of life, not something done once a year.