United Way King County Seeks Volunteers on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

United Way King County (UWKC)


Involved in real estate for several decades, Afshan Lakha works as principle for Lakha Investment Corporation, LLC, located in Bellevue, Washington. Dedicated to giving back to her community, Afshan Lakha supports several local organizations including United Way King County (UWKC).

Located in Seattle, UWKC improves lives through community involvement. It focuses on improving education, health, and incomes to build a stronger community and a higher quality of life. The organization reaches out to people to volunteer, donate, and take action to help those who need it most. According to the organization, 96 cents of every dollar donated goes directly toward the community and its needs.

One event hosted by the UWKC is its MLK Day of Service. Held each year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, this event encourages people who have the day off work or school to come out and give back to the community. The 2016 MLK Day of Service saw 2,300 volunteers complete 140 projects and donate 9,100 volunteer hours. The 2017 event is scheduled for January 16.