MLK Day of Service
Join us on campus to celebrate the life and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through acts of service. All are welcome to attend; simply arrive on campus at 8:30 a.m.
This year's theme is the 50th Anniversary of the Poor People's Campaign.
When you arrive on campus, you will select the service projects that you'll participate in. Some projects will require sign-up at the registration table when you arrive; other projects will welcome walk-ins throughout the event.
Registration and t-shirt pick-up in the Main Building.
Drop off donations for Cradles to Crayons curbside on Coulter Street.
Assembly in the Poley Auditorium upstairs in the Main Building. Opening Speaker: Riley H. Ross III, J.D., M.A.
Go to service project locations.
Service projects and discussions in various locations.
Free luncheon, generously donated by the Bynum family, in the cafeteria.
About the Theme
It's the 50th Anniversary of the Poor People's Campaign of 1968, Dr. King's effort to gain economic justice for the poor people of the United States.
For more information, read this piece in Time, "It's Time to Fight for America's Soul," by the co-chairs of the new Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.
Monday, January 15, 2018
8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Free and open to the community.
Events will be taking place on campus at 31 West Coulter Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144.
Cradles to Crayons Drive
Clear out your closets for Cradles to Crayons!
Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive—at home, at school, and at play. Cradles to Crayons supplies these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.
On MLK Day, donation will take place curbside on Coulter Street. GFS will have a storage container on campus, in the Pennsbury Lot, for collection during the rest of the week as well.
Please bring new and/or gently used items for donation, including clothing, toys, books and more. And please remember the slogan “Quality Equals Dignity” when determining which items to donate.
- Children’s clothing (sizes 0-14/16, adult small)
- Winter coats (sizes 0-14/16, adult small)
- Winter hats & gloves
- Sneakers & winter boots (sizes 0-adult 9)
- Children’s books
- New socks & underwear
- School supplies (new)
- Baby equipment (strollers, car seats, pack-n-plays, etc. No cribs.)
- Baby hygiene items (New wipes, shampoo, lotion, powder, etc.)
- Crib & bassinet bedding (blankets & sheets only)
- Diapers, diaper bags, baby carriers
Luncheon will be provided in the cafeteria at 11:45 a.m. Many grateful thanks to the Bynum family and the staff of their restaurants Warmdaddy's, Relish, SOUTH, and Green Soul for generously donating the food for this event.