United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is offering multiple opportunities for people to show their community support as part of this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day festivities. On Saturday, January 19th and Sunday, January 20th, United Way launches its first annual Spiritual Days of Giving. United Way officials have reached out to more than 200 local places of worship and asked them to focus a portion of this weekend’s services on helping United Way fulfill its mission. A special collection was suggested with all funds benefiting the establishment of a CDF Freedom School – a successful summer and after-school program designed to help school-age children succeed in their academic careers. Education is one of United Way’s three areas of focused impact with the others being Income and Health. United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is also participating in the MLK Day of Service – one of 5 community-wide Days of Service coordinated by United Way’s Volunteer Connection. On Monday, January 21st, United Way staff members and volunteers will start the day by participating in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March. At 9am, marchers will gather at the Charles R. Drew Health Center at 1323 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way (West Third Street), with the march set to begin promptly at 9:30am. United Way is encouraging student volunteers to craft artwork that depicts how they LIVE UNITED or artwork that depicts their background and heritage and then carry these pieces during the march to the Dayton Convention Center. A rally will be held at the Dayton Convention Center immediately following the march. In the facility, workshops will be hosted throughout the day, and various agencies from the community will be featured to showcase the services and programs they offer. A “Kids’ Corner” will be in place to give children an opportunity to participate in arts and crafts, and a live feed of the Presidential Inauguration will begin at 11:30am.