EXTON MLK DAY OF SERVICE
SECOND ANNUAL DAY OF SERVICE
MLK Day of Service is a federal holiday dedicated to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in honor of his legacy and passion for serving others.
Legislation signed in 1983 marked the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a federal holiday. In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort. Each year, on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is observed as a "day on, not a day off." MLK Day of Service is intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community."
WHY SERVE ON MLK DAY?
Martin Luther King, Jr. believed in a nation of freedom and justice for all, and encouraged all citizens to live up to the purpose and potential of America by applying the principles of nonviolence. MLK Day of Service is a way to honor his life and teachings by engaging in community action that continues to solve social problems. Service breaks down barriers by bringing people from different experiences together – volunteering can unite Americans of all ages and backgrounds while building stronger communities.
Our Student Council will be assembling boxes of supplies on MLK Day to support The Friends Association. Friends is the only homeless program in Chester County to work with families who are homeless or near homeless by providing Emergency Family Shelter, Homeless Prevention Programs, Outreach to Homeless Families and Housing Stability. They help families stabilize their lives and find or maintain permanent housing.
DONATE TO SUPPORT THE FRIENDS ASSOCIATION
As a way to involve our school community in this project, we are asking that you consider making a donation via the Sign-Up Genius. Supplies collected will be donated to The Friends Association to be used for families in temporary housing or moving to new housing.
DONATIONS - COLLECTION
Items will be collected from January 6 - January 20. Students may drop off items at specified locations around the school. We will take donations on MLK Day as well (January 20).
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO DONATE