MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
A Day of Service in Montgomery County
Martin Luther King Day is notably a day "off," but 2016 offers many opportunities to make it a day "on," as in on-the-job as a volunteer. Projects are being launched countywide to help those in need on January 18, in honor of Dr. King's ongoing commitment to raising up people of all backgrounds and beliefs.
Among Montgomery County organizations seeking help for the Martin Luther King Day of Service are:
VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
1400 N. Outer Line Dr
King of Prussia, PA
The program that begins with the screening of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech and continues to work sessions at various locations (indoor and outdoor) throughout the site.
ELMWOOD PARK ZOO
1661 Harding Blvd
The Zoo offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for groups and individuals ages 14 years old and up. Possibilities include special event support in greeting, event setup and event breakdown. Zoo admission is free on January 18 (but a donation is requested). A live animal education program entitled "I Have a Dream" takes place at 1 P.M. in the Canopy Gardens Hall.
THE NORRISTOWN PROJECT
Montgomery County OIC
1101 Arch St
Volunteers are needed for a cleaning/painting project to prepare space for a new tenant
WON COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTER
423 Abington Ave
Volunteers are needed to help with outdoor Cleanup
HAR ZION TEMPLE
1500 Hagys Ford Rd
Penn Valley, PA
Projects include cooking meals for seniors, packing donations for veterans and writing letters to U.S. soldiers.
CHOSEN 300 MINISTRIES
150 N. Hanover St
Serving meals to the homeless and the needy.
BRANDYWINE SENIOR LIVING
2101 New Hope St
East Norriton, PA
Volunteers are needed for a senior bingo.
HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH
150 Beidler Rd
King of Prussia, PA
Help deliver furniture and food to families in need. The church is also hosting a February prom for young people with special needs, and the MLK Day of Service activities include free dress fittings and suit alterations for attendees.
IMPACT THRIFT STORES
Hatboro, Norristown, Montgomeryville
Impact needs help inspecting and processing donations to be sold to benefit dozens of area charities.
532 E. Main St
Volunteers are sought from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. to make Valentine's Day cards for residents at the Parkhouse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Royersford. The cards will be presented at a February party for the seniors receiving care.