There are a lot of different volunteer, charity and service activities planned in Delaware County to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on and around MLK Day Jan. 17. Here are some MLK Day events compiled by the Foundation for Delaware County:
Natural Lands Hildacy Preserve
Jan. 17, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Volunteer Opportunity: Grab gloves and join fellow volunteers in removing invasive plant species, nurturing native plants, and restoring habitats.
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Penn State Brandywine
Jan. 17 – 21
Combating Racism and Building Community (week of MLK Day programs)
Jan. 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Caring For Friends: assembling breakfast bags
More Information and Sign-Up
CASA Youth Advocates
Jan. 3 – 17
Circle of Giving
Jan. 17, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Every Child Counts and Media Theatre
Jan. 4 – 17
Making a Change Group
Media Fellowship House
Jan. 17, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Volunteer Opportunity: Help sort, box, and transfer toiletries to organizations that assist women and families in Philadelphia and Delaware County.
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Prospect Park Youth Club and the Prospect Park Fire Company
Jan. 17, 8:00 a.m. – noon
Food Donation Drive at Prospect Park Fire Company (1001 Lincoln Ave., Prospect Park)
Suggested non-perishable food items are canned food, jars of peanut butter or jelly, rice, cereal, dried fruit/raisins, breakfast bars/healthy snacks, and more. Donations will benefit the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry and the Delaware County Community College food pantry for students.
Prospect Hill Baptist Church
Jan. 17, Noon, 703 Lincoln Ave., Prospect Park
Community Reading of “I Have a Dream” speech. Members of the community are welcome to come to read or hear part of this historic speech.
Contact: paulkennethjohnson@yahoo if you would like to read a portion of the speech.
Delaware County Libraries
Jan. 17, 7:00 p.m.
Following in the Footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: His Influence on Education and Ministry
Jan. 15 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Jan. 16 1:00 – 3:30 p.m., Jan. 17 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Volunteer Opportunity: Teacher’s Teammates will be cleaning and tidying its warehouse in Folcroft, including cleaning, sorting, counting and bundling donations, filling teachers’ orders, and wiping down surfaces and spaces in the warehouse. Individuals, families and groups can sign up to work at the warehouse or pick up donations that can be sorted at their own location (i.e. home, school, workplace) and returned to the warehouse or at a mutually agreed upon location. Children are welcome if accompanied by a parent. In advance, volunteers can collect donations (Accepted Donation List) and bring them with them to the warehouse.
Questions? Contact: Raelyn Harman
About the Foundation for Delaware County
A public charity founded in 2016 and headquartered in Media, The Foundation for Delaware County is the largest philanthropy serving Delaware County.
The Foundation focuses on encouraging philanthropy to address challenging community issues and making grants to strengthen Delaware County’s nonprofit community.