Martin Luther King Day Events

Friday, January 10
Packaging Donations at St. Barnabas Mission
Volunteers will spend the morning bagging up goods for women living at St. Barnabas and their families, and they will spend the afternoon sorting the bags to distribute them. Women will pick them up from the director of the mission later.
8:30 am – 1 pm @ St. Barnabas Mission, 6006 W Girard Ave. (Haddington)

Saturday, January 11
Packaging Grocery Donations in partnership with DHS and AFL-CIO
AFL-CIO is looking for volunteers to assist them in putting together bags of donated groceries for 100 families identified by the Department of Human Services. Families will pick up the groceries later that afternoon.
8 am – 12 pm @ Myers Recreation Center, 5803 Kingsessing Ave. (Kingsessing)

Monday, January 20
A King’s Celebration: Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration & Recognition in partnership with Playing for Peace and MLK Recreation Center
This daylong celebration will include a youth basketball tournament, the installation of a new mural in the center’s gymnasium, a concert performance, and a number of guest speakers.
10 am – 5 pm @ Martin Luther King Recreation Center, 2101 W. Cecil B. Moore Ave. (Swampoodle/Allegheny West)

Monday, January 20
Block Cleanup in partnership with Faith Temple Church and the Strawberry Mansion Faith Leadership Coalition
9 am – 1 pm @ 32nd and Cumberland St.

Monday, January 20
Community Cleanup at Ralph Brooks Tot Lot
Time TBD @ Ralph Brooks Tot Lot, 20th and Tasker St. (Point Breeze)

Monday, January 20
PhillyRising 2.0 Cleanup
Cleanup and (tentatively) painting at Hawthorne Recreation Center in PhillyRising’s new 2.0 neighborhood, Hawthorne.
Time TBD @ Hawthorne Recreation Center, 12th and Carpenter St. (Hawthorne)

Monday, January 20
Painting at the Village of Arts and Humanities
Painting computer lab and classroom on second and third floors.
10 am – 3 pm @ Village of Arts and Humanities, 2544 Germantown Ave. (Penrose)

Monday, January 20
Cleanup at Hissey Park Co-Sponsored by PhillyRising and Friends Group of Hissey Park and Iglesia del Barrio
10 am – 12 pm @ Hissey Park, Indiana Ave. between C and Boudinot St. (Kensington)

Monday, January 20
Cleanup at McPherson Square Library Co-Sponsored by PhillyRising and the Friends Group of McPherson Square Park
10 am – 12 pm @ McPherson Square Library, 601 E Indiana Ave. (St. Hugh’s)

Monday, January 20
Painting and Crafts with BuildOn and Furness High School
Volunteers will paint a wall and a mural and participate in arts-based service projects hosted by a variety of local organizations.
10 am – 1 pm @ Furness High School, 1900 S 3rd St. (Southeast)

Monday, January 20
MLK Day of Service Cleanup in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
Join Tookany/Tacony-Frankford and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation for a cleanup in Tacony Creek Park at Bingham Meadow.
10 am – 1 pm @ Bingham Meadow, Rorer St. and Roosevelt Blvd.

Dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Visit for the most up-to-date information.

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