Martin Luther King Day of Service
More than 100 Methacton High School students will take part in service projects throughout the Methacton community on Monday, January 16 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday.
Students attended a breakfast meeting (in photos) on January 12 to receive final details and prepare for the event.
While schools and offices are closed in observation of the holiday, several faculty and staff will join with groups of students at local non-profits to participate in service projects in the morning, as part of this inaugural Day of Service event.
On Monday, Methacton students will visit RSVP in King of Prussia to wrap books for Head Start, a literacy program in Montgomery County; St. James Outreach to deliver and organize items students collected for the Outreach House; Greenfield Senior Living to talk, craft, or play card and board games with residents; Meadowood Senior Living to assist in several areas of the facility including playing games with residents, housekeeping, dining services, and grounds-keeping; Mitzvah Circle Foundation to help organize and sort supplies for local families in need and learn about center; Manna on Main Street to work in the stock room; and Team Children to refurbish computers and promote early childhood development.
Based on this year's success, the high school looks forward to making the event an annual tradition, with hopes that the number of participating students will grow even larger!