Martin Luther King Jr Day Service Projects

Martin Luther King Jr Day 2024 Service Projects


Schools across the North Penn School District organized service projects for MLK Jr. Day, a day of service honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Bridle Path Elementary School


Bridle Path Elementary School is holding Bridle Path's MLK Day of Service Project on January 12. Kindergarten and 1st grade students are creating "Celebration Kits" for Manna on Main Street, providing families in need with packs including cake mix, icing, balloons, candles, and more to ensure they can still celebrate special moments. 2nd through 6th grade students are creating "Blessing Bags" for Jenna's Blessing Bag, a foundation in honor of Jenna Burleigh continuing her mission and passion for caring for the homeless. Blessing Bags are backpacks filled with essentials, including personal care items, emergency supplies, food, and more, and distributed to the homeless community in Philadelphia. 

Gwyn Nor Elementary School

Gwyn Nor Elementary School, along with the Student Ambassadors, collected and assembled Birthday Bags for those in need, containing cake mix, decorations, and everything needed to celebrate special days. 

Knapp Elementary School


Students at Knapp Elementary School made cards for residents of St. Mary's Manor, an assisted living facility in Lansdale. 


Montgomery Elementary School


Montgomery Elementary School organized several service projects for the month of January to benefit the community. Students and staff are collecting for "For the Souls in Need of Soles", an organization providing shoes and foot care items for those in need. The Code Blue Shelter at Trinity Lutheran Church will also receive donations of wool socks, waterproof gloves, long johns, scarves, neck gaiters, ponchos, umbrellas, and more to keep those in need warm. Code Blue shelters are open when the outside air temperature falls below 30 degrees and provides a warm place for those experiencing homelessness. Montgomery Elementary is also cllecting for Cradles to Crayons, a group providing children experiencing homeless or low-income situations with the essential items to thrive at home, school, and play. 

York Avenue Elementary School


York Avenue Elementary School is holding "York Avenue Skates for Service" on January 15. At the event, donations will be accepted for Manna on Main Street and the Montgomery County SPCA. 


Penndale Middle School


Penndale Middle School organized a MLK Breakfast Bag Food Drive, providing food for those in need to Manna on Main Street. Students are collecting items from December 14 to January 11 and earning points for donations, with the winning class getting a special breakfast to celebrate their efforts. Students can collect tea, coffee, hot cocoa, juice, milk, granola and cereal bars, crackers, oatmeal, fruit cups, fruit/veggie squeeze pouches, protein bars, and more. Students can also write caring notes to include in the bags.