December 28, 2023

MLK Day of Service Events 2024

CASA Youth Advocates – Supply Drive
Jan. 1- 16
117 Gayley St #100, Media, PA 19063
Older Youth Needs Supply Drive: Advocates will be collecting skincare, hygiene, and make-up items for older youth. On MLK Day, our supporters will come together to sort and distribute care packages to youth.
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Sellers Main Branch Library – MLK Day of Service
Jan. 13, 11:00 a.m.
76 S. State Rd. Upper Darby, PA
Join us at the Sellers Memorial Branch for a day of service!
Volunteers will help with a variety of tasks to help sort food and create cards for the local Food Bank.
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Chester Children’s Chorus – Martin Luther King Jr. Concert
Jan. 13, 4:00 p.m.
Lang Music Building, Swarthmore College
Free admission! Please stay for a special reception immediately following the performance where a portrait of CCC Executive and Artistic Director John Alston will be unveiled by artist Robert Shetterly, founder of the not-for-profit, Americans Who Tell the Truth.
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Media Fellowship House,  NAACP Media Branch, First Church Media, and Cedar Creek Catering – 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Commemoration & Spirit Hall of Fame
Jan 14, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., free community dinner to follow 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
First Church Media – 350 W. State Street Media, PA 19063
35th Annual Dr. MLK, Jr. Birthday Commemoration featuring keynote speaker, Jeannine Osayande of Dunya Performing Arts Co.
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YMCA of Eastern Delaware County – Unity Day Celebration
Jan 15, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
4700 Drexel brook Dr. Drexel Hill, PA
YMCA MLK Breakfast at the Corporate Events Center at Drexelbrook. Join us for a Unity Day Celebration honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Enjoy a breakfast, and guest speaker Honorable Tammi L. Forbes, Magisterial District Judge.
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Delaware County MLK Day of Service
Jan 15, All Day
Various Locations
The County of Delaware, The Downtown Cultural Arts and Technology Center, The Philadelphia Union and Widener University invite you to join our 2024 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, a local tribute to a historic legacy and an opportunity to actively shape the landscape of our community in the spirit of Dr. King. Organized by the Chester community, this illustrious event on January 15, 2024, will provide all participants with an occasion to ponder Dr. King’s work and value, while contributing to the continuous improvement of our county. There will be an opening ceremony, peace march, community beautification, community building, and poetry for peace.
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Prospect Park Donation Drive
Jan 15, 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Prospect Park Fire Co., 1001 Lincoln Avenue, PA
Donations benefit Loaves & Fishes, Delco Helping Hands & the student food pantry at Delaware County Community College.
Sponsored by Prospect Park Youth Club & Prospect Park Fire Co.

Mount Hope United Methodist Church
Jan 15, 9:00 a.m.
4020 Concord Road Aston, PA
All are welcome to join us for this annual day of service! We’ll have projects available for ages 2-102! We’ll have stations set-up with all materials needed, and we invite you to come and choose which stations you’d like to serve at. We will start at 9 AM and work until all projects are complete. Typically this takes approximately two hours, so we encourage all participants to come right at 9.
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Community Giveaway for MLK Day
Jan 15, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Hope Point Ministries 733 West Ninth Street Chester, PA
Giveaway of coats, blankets, books and more!
For more information, call 267-785-3683

7th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Toiletry Drive
Hosted by Media Fellowship House, Cedar Creek Catering and First Church Media
Jan 15, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cedar Creek Catering’s Fellowship Hall – 350 W. State Street Media, PA 19063
Volunteer to help organize donations in two-hour shifts at this family friendly event or drop off new and unopened items.
Register or see items needed for donation

Pampering Parents Giveaway – Pettaway Pursuit Foundation (PPF)
Jan 15, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (while supplies last, must bring ID)
11 Owen Ave. Lansdowne, PA
At PPF, we are committed to supporting families in the community, and our Pampering Parents Giveaway is a small way of expressing our dedication. Typically held on the second Wednesday of every month, this month’s giveaway will take place on Martin Luther King Day to commemorate the values of unity and service that Dr. King stood for.
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Media Library – MLK Jr. Day of Service
Jan 15, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1 E Front St. Media, PA 19063
MLK Day at Media Library
Want to share some quality time with your family while honoring Dr. King’s legacy? We have an opportunity to help beautify the children’s room.
Sign-up to volunteer

Soup & Chili for the Soul – MLK Jr. Day of Service Feeding the Homeless – Trinity Transitional House, Inc.
Jan 15, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Downtown Chester
Savor the spirit and warm the soul as you enjoy a bowl of soup or chili.
For more info or to volunteer:, 610-273-5850

Yes We Can Achievement & Cultural Center, MLK Commemorative Committee of Chester & Vicinity and Chester Made
Jan 15, 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Keystone First Wellness & Opportunity Center- 1929 West 9th St, Chester, PA
This experience, whether in person or online, will engage audience members with music, activities, pre-recorded materials, and plenty of resources and reflections to celebrate and promote the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our theme: Linking the Legacy. Streamed live by
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Reading of Coretta Scott King’s Speech – Reflections on Working Towards Peace
Jan 15, 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Outside Prospect Hill Baptist Church – 703 Lincoln Avenue, Prospect Park, PA
Please join us to read or hear part of this historic speech. Contact Paul K. Johnson at 215-990-3188 for more information.

Chester CAAT Center – MLK Day Celebration
Jan 15, Time: TBD
Chester CAAT Center, A 211, 2300 W. 4th Street A211, Chester, PA 19013
Our annual MLK Day Celebration is always the epitome of a day of service meets culture, fun, and community. Come honor the legacy of Dr. King with the CAAT Center on January 15, 2024! More information will be available soon via our website.
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