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MLK Day of Service: January 15
January 9, 2007, Volume 53, No. 17

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Day of Service volunteers are asked to bring a new hat, scarf, gloves or multicultural book for children.  Collected items will be donated to West Philadelphia community organizations.

Breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. and will end at 9 a.m., when the breakfast program will begin.

Day of Service Breakfast @ 8 a.m.–start the day with a free continental breakfast. Mr. Kofi Asante, executive director for the Comprehensive Center for Fathers will be the speaker. President Amy Gutmann will greet the community.  Please register in advance.

The Houston Hall programs will take place from 10 a.m.-noon.

Children’s Banner and Poster Painting at Houston Hall–children of all ages will paint commemorative MLK banners and posters that reflect Dr. Kings legacy while listening to stories about Dr. King’s life. Adult supervision of children is required.

Helping Hands at Houston Hall–create personal gifts that will be donated to West Philadelphia area shelters, nursing homes, hospitals, and other charities.

Philadelphia Reads: Literacy Project at Houston Hall–learn how to sort books into age appropriate groupings and create books on tape to promote literacy for Philadelphia’s youth.

The West Philadelphia High School project will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Paint, Clean Up and Spruce Up Project in West Philadelphia–volunteers will be participating in a painting and sprucing up West Philadelphia High School. Transportation will be provided; meet at 3417 Spruce St.; Register in advance at the MLK website. Refreshments will be served. Note: Volunteers are also needed on Friday, January 12, 2007 to prepare this site for painting on Monday, January 15, 2007.

Register online at  www.upenn.edu/aarc/mlk/.

Almanac - January 9, 2007, Volume 53, No. 17