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Area Schools to Participate in MLK Day Service Activities

Find out what local students are doing for their day of service.

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which falls on Monday, Jan. 16, area schools are participating in a day of service.

Barclay Elementary: Students are collecting winter essentials, including socks, pajamas, boots, mittens, scarves, hats, coats and warm clothing for a Woman's Place. They are also accepting size 4 and 5 diapers, new packages of children’s underwear, socks, and undershirts, as well as gently used puzzles, games and books. Then, on Monday, volunteers will come to Barclay between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m to help sort and package the collected items.

Gayman Elementary: The students are collecting books for Philadelphia children book bank, Philadelphia Reads. The book banks allows teachers in underserved schools throughout Philadelphia go to the bank and find books for their classrooms.

On Monday, volunteers will be at the school from 9:30 to 11 a.m. working on a number of projects to benefit local and Philadelphia communities. They'll be:

  • Assembling snack bags for children at the Bucks County Housing Group’s Doylestown Shelter
  • Painting new trail signs for Special Equestrians in Warminster
  • Sorting and packing new and gently used books for “Philadelphia Reads”
  • Assembling Jared Boxes (activity/craft boxes) for chronically ill children at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

: The Madrigal Choir will be singing in the lobby of the United Nations. The Key Club students will be working on a service project at Fonthill and the sophomore class council is doing a clean-up at CB West, as part of the day of service.

: Students on the Quest Team are creating an MLK mural during their Focus time.

Tamanend Middle School: The school's Gold-n-Blue Select Choir is performing at the MLK Day of Service Opening Ceremonies hosted by CB Cares at the First Baptist Church (located at 311 W State St.) at 9 a.m. on Monday.

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