Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
January 21, 2013 9:45 am
January 21, 2013 1:00 pm
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Barbara Franklin
August 19, 2012
PS/MS 57
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176 East 115th Street, New York, NY, 10029, United States

Organized by generationOn

Join congregation kids and adults for a worthwhile day of volunteering

Participants are free to come at any time during the morning but in order to volunteer together as part of our TCC group please arrive by 9:45 a.m. to sign in at 10 a.m.

We’ll start the day by watching a 15 minute film on MLK. This will be followed by a discussion (with snacks) and then volunteering for a service project. Activities include assembling healthy breakfast packages or making colorful hats and scarves for victims of Hurricane Sandy; making toys for pets in shelters; making rain sticks and tambourines for a day care center; creating cranes for peace and justice out of origami; and making coloring books on “peace” for children in health center.

Please RSVP to congregation member Barbara Franklin ( by Sunday, Jan. 13. Please provide names of any adults and names and ages of any children coming. You do not need to also RSVP to generationOn.

Service Projects, Theme & Target Organization:
1. No-Sew Fleece (Hurricane Sandy Relief) – Occupy Sandy: Volunteers will create dynamic duos of generationOn-colored fleece scarves and hats for young victims of Hurricane Sandy who are still without homes this winter.

2. Breakfast in a Bag (Hurricane Sandy Relief) – Incarnation Center: Volunteers will assemble packages of healthy breakfast supplies for victims of Hurricane Sandy who are relying on donations of food and other essential items.

3. Keeping Clean (Hurricane Sandy) – Occupy Sandy: Volunteers will assemble packages of hygiene items that will be delivered to those who are living in shelters or temporary housing in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

4. Animals Matter (Service) – Animal Haven: Help Animal Haven care for its many stray cats and dogs who were misplaced from their homes during Hurricane Sandy by sending cat toys and dog treats. Animal Haven is one of PS 57’s favorite beneficiaries of service efforts, and they have partnered with the school before.

5. ABCs of Peace (Non-Violence) – Children’s Aid Daycare Center: Construct a phonetic booklet to donate to reading areas, paired with a blank booklet for recipients to make their own versions of the ABCs.

6. Music Sharing (Culture Sharing) – Clearview School/YAI: Create and decorate rain sticks and tambourines using everyday materials, to donate to a music program for preschool students with special needs.

7. 1000 Paper Cranes (Non-Violence) – East River Children’s Center: Create an origami crane for peace and justice to send as decorations to a local daycare/community center.

8. Waste Not… (Environmental) – Yorkville Common Pantry – Decorate reusable bags for YCP to distribute.

9. Doll Making (Culture Sharing) – Dolls for Dolls: Decorate black dolls for an organization that manufactures and sends dolls to impoverished communities in Africa.

10. Peace Bracelets (MLK) – Women in Need: Make peace bracelets to help spread King’s message of tolerance with an organization that supports women and children without homes.

11. Reading Corner (Generational Bonding): Older volunteer leaders (students and adults) will read to some of our youngest volunteer participants in the library near the other project stations for some quiet time.

12. Reflection (MLK) – Take Home: Volunteers will work on individual reflection journals to take with them so that they can remember their experiences during and after their day of service.

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