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For Local Schools, MLK Day of Service Still Strong

If you are interested in donating needed items, read to find out how.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is a way for people to serve their communities on the holiday that honors King. In Radnor, year after year local schools have focused on community service that day as an option for the students who have the day off.

Do you know of a service opportunity for adults or children on Monday, Jan. 21? Tell us in the commnets below this article.

On Monday, Jan. 21, the Radnor Township School District will be participating in activities at Ithan Elementary School and Radnor Middle School:

  • decorating pillowcases for CHOP, making Valentines for a VA hospital and assembling snack bags for seniors.
  • decorating and making Jared Boxes full of small toys and crafts for sick children at CHOP, baking cookies for children at a homeless shelter, decorating dining placemats for residents at the Wayne Nursing Home and making Valentine cards for U.S. troops overseas.

Donations Needed

For the elementary schools, please consider donating coins for the Red Cross to benefit Hurricane Sandy Relief; old towels for Main Line Animal Rescue; gently used books (for toddlers to young adults) for Philly Reads; new or gently used sneakers for Cradles to Crayons; new or gently used Match Box cars for young patients at St. Christopher's Hospital; and new DVDs (PG-13 and under) for CHOP’s Seashore House. 

For the middle school, please consider donating new small toys and crafts for sick children at CHOP; old towels and blankets for Main Line Animal Shelter; new or gently used children’s coats, jackets, shoes and boots for Cradles to Crayons; and toiletries for women and children at the People's Emergency Center.

The Agnes Irwin School in Rosemont is teaming up with The Baldwin School and The Haverford School to present the Martin Luther King Caring Community Carnival on Sunday, January 20 from 1 to 5 p.m. at The Haverford School’s Field House.

Activites at Agnes Irwin School on Monday, Jan. 21 include students making pillows for women veterans and making cards for wounded veterans. Some students will be spending the day painting murals at Gomper’s Elementary School in West Philadelphia.

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