Martin Luther King Jr Day Service Projects

Martin Luther King Jr Day 2022 Service Projects

The following schools organized service projects for MLK, Jr Day.   

Bridle Path Elementary 2022 MLK Service Project

Bridle Path’s community service project provided 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 created. Bulk donations were accepted and very much appreciated!  Bulk items that were collected included the following items:

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

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 hosted three community events for families to participate in from January 3-14, 2022.

Montgomery County Foster Care Services: collected gently used and new children's books.
Welcome Home: collected 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: made "Back to School" cards for the 2022-23 school year.

North Wales Elementary School MLK Service Project

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

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

The following items were collected for this service project:
Men’s athletic crew sock
Granola bars and packs of crackers (Lance or Keebler 6 packs)

York Avenue Elementary Home & School 

York Avenue 's school community participated in a school clean-up in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Day. 
This project began at 10 am on January 17, 2022, on the York Ave playground.
Any trash on the school grounds, as well as sticks, were picked up and leaves were raked.  
Trash and leaf bags were 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 the following items were collected:
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 put together the sock rolls and breakfast bags in the Penndale cafeteria.

Students earned one PennTime point for each item they contributed. The PennTime with the most points accumulated was rewarded with a donut party!  Donations for Donuts!!