Day of Service: Regence employees honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

By Regence
January 13, 2023
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a National Day of Service to honor the life, legacy and dream of Dr. King. The annual recognition was established in 1994, eight years after the holiday was first recognized in 1986, and it’s the only federal holiday designated as a day of service.

Inspired by Dr. King’s commitment to service, every year we encourage Regence employees to observe MLK Day as “a day on, not a day off” by offering volunteer opportunities with our community partners. Together we can help those in need and honor Dr. King’s work and message.

Whether volunteering on the holiday itself or during the year, below are some opportunities to volunteer and give in our four states:


  • The Idaho Foodbank – help sort and repack food at the Meridian and Lewiston warehouse
  • The Idaho Ronald McDonald House – serve meals for families during their stay as well as help around the house (cleaning rooms, family spaces, etc.). There are also remote volunteer opportunities available online. 


  • Hands On Greater Portland has a variety of volunteer projects available. Search for opportunities using the filters based on what is best for you.   
  • SOLVE is looking for volunteers on Jan. 16 to help with litter clean-up to prevent it from entering waterways. Learn more online.  



Increasing community impact of employee service

On top of investing time through volunteering, Regence employees can increase their impact in two other ways. Our corporate foundation offers a 50% match for employee donations to qualifying nonprofits. Regence employees can also turn their volunteer time into a donation for an even bigger impact through the Dollars for Doers program. Eligible employees can track their volunteer time to receive $20 per volunteer hour to donate to the causes of their choice.

Whether volunteering on MLK Day or throughout the year, our employees’ passion for giving back to the communities we serve is inspiring. Together we can continue advancing Dr. King’s work and message by creating a better, more equitable future.