Jefferson to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day With Service Projects

On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, University faculty, staff and students can take part in many service projects.

On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, University faculty, staff and students can take part in many service projects.

University faculty, staff and students are invited to the Kanbar Performance Space on Jan. 15 from 12-3 p.m. to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In one day of service project, volunteers will make cut-and-tie blankets and scarves from material donated by Gaffney’s Fabrics in Germantown. The finished articles will be distributed to Philadelphia’s homeless population and new refugees to the city through the Nationalities Services Center.

People also will create Jenna’s Blessings Bags filled with items like granola bars, peanut butter crackers, fruit cups, tuna, juice and bottled water. The bags will be distributed to homeless people living on the streets of the Kensington area of Philadelphia through the Mother of Mercy House. Food donations are still needed. They can be dropped off in room 301 in the Kanbar Campus Center, or email mcshanel@philau.edu for pick up.

People interested in volunteering on the East Falls Campus should RSVP to communityservice@philau.edu. Snacks will be provided.

In addition, visit here for a list of day of service volunteer opportunities organized by Jefferson’s Center City Campus.

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