Martin Luther King Jr Day Service Projects

Martin Luther King Jr Day 2022 Service Projects

The following schools are organizing MLK, Jr Day day of service projects.  You can learn more below and how you can participate.

Bridle Path Elementary 2022 MLK Service Project

Bridle Path’s community service project this year will be to provide Manna on Main, our local food pantry, soup kitchen, and community resource with much-needed non-perishable breakfast food items packed into decorated paper bags that the Bridle Path students will create. Bulk donations will be accepted and very much appreciated!  Bulk items are preferred, as we are aiming to send over 480 bags filled with one of each item. If you are able to provide 25 or more of any of these items, please let Mona Ekhardt know ASAP (Text or call 267-566-0346)

Supplies needed:
Small water bottles
Lipton Tea Bags (individually wrapped)
Hot chocolate packets
Granola bars
Small boxed raisins
Individual packets of instant oatmeal
Any other small, non-perishable, healthy food item

Bulk items can be shipped to me directly (i.e.: Amazon, Costco) or I can arrange contactless pick-up/ drop-off. We are asking that all items be in my possession no later than January 7th.
PS – Manna on Main donations of non-perishable food items and hygiene items are accepted all year-long (mail directly or drop off at 606 Main Street, Lansdale, PA 19446).

Montgomery MLK Service Projects

This MLK Day, the Home & School Service Project and Multicultural Committee is hosting three community events for families to participate in from January 3-14, 2022.

Montgomery County Foster Care Services: collecting gently used and new children's books.
Welcome Home: collecting crochet hooks, knitting looms, yarns, sewing kits, games puzzles, arts and craft kits, school supplies, books, and flashcards for children/adults learning English. 
Cradles to Crayons: to make "Back to School" cards for the 2022-23 school year. (this one can also be done in the classroom on a rainy day when they have indoor recess)

All donation boxes will be in the Montgomery Main Lobby. Drop off Monday through Friday - 10 am to 2 pm.

North Wales Elementary School MLK Service Project

Sock Roll Challenge: North Wales Elementary School will be participating in the Sock Roll Challenge service project affiliated with The Giving Tree Foundation. 

Thursday afternoon Jan. 13th, North Wales will be participating in a school-wide service project sponsored by The Giving Tree Foundation with help from our Home and School. Students will be putting together sock rolls with the donated socks and snacks along with "kindness cups" all to benefit our local homeless community.

We will be collecting the following items for this service project:
Men’s athletic crew sock
Granola bars and packs of crackers (Lance or Keebler 6 packs)

You can drop off your donations in the front lobby. Place them in the bin labeled Sock Roll Donations. Donations will be accepted through Thursday, January 13th. The more donations we have, the more students can participate in the challenge on Thursday, Jan. 13th right before Martin Luther King Day!

York Avenue Elementary Home & School 

York Avenue would like to invite our school community to participate in a school clean-up in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Day. 
If interested please join us at 10 am on January 17, 2022, on the York Ave playground.
We will clean up any trash on the school grounds, pick up sticks and rake any leaves.
Trash and leaf bags will be provided.  

BYOR (bring your own rake)

Penndale MLK Day Sock Roll and Breakfast Bag Challenge!

The MLK Day challenge is a way to give back to your community by creating Sock Rolls and Breakfast Bags for community members experiencing homelessness and/or food insecurity.  

A Sock Roll is a pair of mens’ athletic/crew socks that is wrapped with a granola bar and pack of crackers and finished off with a ribbon and tag from a student.  Socks are the number one requested item for those experiencing homelessness. This project will bring warmth, some comfort, and nourishment to those in need!

A Breakfast Bag is a clear plastic bag that includes traditional breakfast staples that are shelf stable (such as granola bars, oatmeal packets, fruit cups, tea bags, etc) along with a hand-made card with a picture or inspirational quote or message letting the recipient know you have cared for and thought of them.  

Beginning Monday, December 13, 2021, through Friday, January 7, 2022

Drop off the following in the following items:
Men’s adult size athletic/crew socks - NEW socks only please :)
Granola bars/breakfast bars 
Peanut butter or cheese cracker packs 
Single oatmeal packets
Fruit cups
Tea bags or instant coffee packs
Other breakfast snack items 
On Monday, January 10, students from the Leo Club, Voices of Empowerment, and NJHS will put together the sock rolls and breakfast bags in the Penndale cafeteria.

Each item that is brought will earn your PennTime one point. The PennTime with the most points accumulated will earn a donut party!  Donations for Donuts!!