MLK Day 2017

Resources for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service in Philly

This Visit Philly MLK guide offers a comprehensive directory of special events and family activities at Philly museums this weekend.

Repair the World is organizing a weekend of activities including a meal, food drive for newly arrived refugees through tomorrow w/Nationalities Service Center (flier attached) & packing event Monday, as well as other partner projects.

Weavers’ Way co-op has a compilation of more NW Philly area MLK activities

You can visit Philadelphia’s Day of Service site for information on where to volunteer and to search and sign up for a project.

Want to do some learning from home? Check out this great list of instructional resources from Edutopia.

Collective Action’s #CollectiveActionPHL silent art auction is this weekend and aims to raise $20k for 10 local & national social justice organizations through donations from 150+ artists.

Unitarian Society of Germantown Day of Service – Unitarian Society of Gtown coordinates many family-friendly projects in the NW.

Help Rock to the Future maintain and beautify their space with a day of service on Monday.

The Business of Doing Good is offering a leadership mini-session for 10-14 years olds this weekend.

Pennypack on the Delaware Cleanup (10-12noon)

Come out and join DRCC as we observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will be cleaning up, doing trail maintenance and clearing fallen trees along the Nature Trail in preparation for the opening of the adjacent Baxter Trail next summer. Beautiful views and wildlife will be on tap as we will be on the banks of the Delaware river and in view of a bald eagle’s nest! Light snacks and drinks will be provided!  Volunteers can choose tasks such as raking trail paths, moving cut fallen timber and brush, pulling weeds, shoveling gravel and collecting trash and recycling for disposal.

MLK Day of Service at William Way

1315 Spruce Street

This event brings together the LGBTQ community and nonprofit organizations to celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Bayard Rustin, the lead organizer for the March on Washington. This is a day of giving back to the community.


Thank you to Cindy Kwan and Noelle Dames for sending great resources our way!


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