RTSD Day of Service in Honor of MLK, Jr., Jan. 20

Radnor Township School District students, staff members, and parents will join together to celebrate the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a day of service on Monday, Jan. 20 at Radnor Elementary School and Radnor Middle School. All schools will be closed in observance of the holiday but student and parent volunteers will offer their free time to participate in a variety of charitable projects.

At Radnor Middle School, service projects this year will include decorating and making activity boxes full of small toys and crafts for sick children at CHOP, baking cookies for children at a homeless shelter, and decorating dining placemats for residents at the Wayne Nursing Home. 

Projects at Radnor Elementary School will include sorting book donations for Philly Reads, creating animal thank you notecards for Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals, sorting bags of toiletries and art/school supplies for homeless children at Trevor’s campaign, and many more.

Donation items are being accepted at the schools from Jan. 6-17,
 as well as on the day of the event. For RMS, please consider donating: breakfast cereals for hungry families; toiletries for women and children at a shelter; new small toys and crafts for sick children at CHOP; old towels for local animal shelters’ and gently used children’s shoes and boots for Cradles to Crayons. 

At RES, donations of gently used books for Philly Reads, gently used clothing for Cradles to Crayons, hotel toiletry and school/art supplies to benefit the homeless children of Trevor’s Campaign, matchbox cars for St. Christopher’s Hospital, and peanut butter and paper towels for Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals are being collected.

For more information on the elementary schools’ effort, contact Lori Jansen. For more information on the middle school’s effort, contact Michele Hunn.

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »