ABC11 Together Perspectives for January 9, 2022

ABC11 Together highlights the strength of the human spirit, good deeds, community needs, and how our viewers can help.
RALEIGH (WTVD) -- ABC11 Together Perspectives for January 9, 2022 features segments on ABC11 Together's Blood Drive, Triangle MLK Day events, Book Harvest's Dream Big 2022 and the NC MLK Black History Month Parade & Block Party.

ABC11 Together Blood Drive

The need for blood is always great this time of year with many people getting out of the routine of donating during the holidays. The pandemic is making it even harder for people to donate.

For a second year, ABC11 Together is teaming up with the American Red Cross, Univsion 40 and Radio One Raleigh to sponsor blood drives in Raleigh, Durham and Fayetteville on Wednesday, January 12.

Here are the locations and times of the blood drives.
Raleigh
Raleigh Crabtree Marriott
8AM - 6PM

Durham
Durham Co. Main Library in Downtown Durham
8AM - 3PM

Fayetteville
Fayetteville Technical Community College
8AM - 6PM

Click here to register for the ABC11 Together Blood Drive.

Triangle MLK, Junior Committee Events

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Every year the Triangle MLK, Jr. Committee sponsors a number of events commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy. This year because of the pandemic most of the events will happen virtually.

Here's a list of the events being sponsored by the Triangle MLK, Jr. Committee. You can find out how to watch the virtual events by going to the Triangle MLK, Jr. Committee's Facebook page.

Friday, January 14
9AM - Wreath Laying at MLK Memorial Gardens in Raleigh - Virtual Event

Monday - January 17
7AM - 42nd Annual Triangle Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Prayer Breakfast - Virtual Event
11AM - Annual MLK Memorial March from NC State Capitol - In-Person Event
12PM - Noon Observance & Panel Discussion - Virtual Event
5:30PM - Evening Musical Celebration - Virtual Event

Click here for more information.

Book Harvest's Dream Big 2022

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Every MLK Day Book Harvest holds its annual Dream Big event in Durham Central Park. It's part book drive, part volunteer event, part community partner far, part festival and all party and fun!

During the event you can donate new or gently used children's books. If you're in need of children's books you can also come to the event to receive books.

Dream Big 2022 runs from 1PM to 4PM on January 17. ABC11 Together is a proud sponsor of Big Dream 2022.

Click here for more information.

NC MLK Black History Month Parade & Block Party

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On Saturday, February 5, the North Carolina MLK Black History Month Parade and Block Party return to Durham after being canceled last year because of the pandemic.

The Block Party is happening on Burlington Avenue, just off Fayetteville Street and goes from 11AM to 4PM. The Parade starts at 12PM at the corner of Cornwallis Road and Fayetteville Street. The parade goes north on Fayetteville Street to NC Central University.

The 19th annual North Carolina MLK Black History Month Parade and Block Party is presented by Spectacular Magazine, and ABC11 Together is a proud sponsor.

Click here for more information.
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