Civic Engagement Office Highlights Service, Community Events to Celebrate MLK Day

Posted January 16th, 2014 at 12:19 pm.

The Civic Engagement Office announced the following service projects and community events organized to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s commitment to social justice and service.

Main Line Martin Luther King Association Annual Holiday Program
Sunday, Jan. 19, 3p.m.
Goodhart Auditorium, Bryn Mawr College
Musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. featuring local musicians and choirs. Light refreshments to follow.

Student Service Project: Belmont Charter School
Monday, Jan. 20
Join Belmont Charter School teachers, students, and other volunteers in various service projects at the West Philadelphia school, including organizing book rooms, cleaning classrooms, painting chalkboards, and supervising students as they complete their projects. This event is only open to students.

Transportation provided by the Civic Engagement Office, but space is limited. Please contact Ellie Esmond by Friday, Jan. 17 at 5 p.m. to reserve a space. Volunteers will leave campus at 9:30 a.m. and return by 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

Main Line Martin Luther King Association Celebration and Workshops
Monday, Jan. 20, 8:30-1:30 p.m.
Saints Memorial Baptist Church, 47 S. Warner Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

People’s Emergency Center Toiletry Drive
Monday, Jan. 20-Friday, Jan. 24
The Civic Engagement Office is collecting donations of toiletry items to create free toiletry kits that will be distributed to PEC’s clients.  PEC is the oldest and most comprehensive agency serving homeless women, teen girls, and their children in Pennsylvania. For a list of which personal care items are needed, see the PEC website.

Donations can be dropped off in marked collection boxes at any of the following locations by Friday, Jan. 24: Civic Engagement Office (Cambrian Row), Dean’s Office (Guild), or the Campus Center foyer.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Tuesday, Jan. 28
Information can be found in this announcement.

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