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GJC’s MLK Day of Service

January 21 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Join fellow GJC and community members as we observe MLK Day with service and political action. Our annual MLK Day of Service projects will take place on Monday morning, and as in years past, we will be volunteering in the community with organizations in NW Philadelphia.  Join thousands of people from across the Philadelphia region who choose to make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday a day on rather than a day off! Last year nearly 70 members of GJC joined hundreds of volunteers for our morning of service at Henry Elementary school & Awbury Arboretum – we hope that your family will join us on Monday at Awbury Arboretumn again, or EW Rhodes Middle School, or Mt. Airy Playground for this year’s projects!

MLK DAY OF SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES:  Join the Mitzvah Squad and register here!

Awbury Arboretum: Outdoor Cleanup and Project |  9:00am-1:00pm Volunteers will be wood-chipping the trail and clearing various plants around the trail, as well as pushing wheelbarrows, cutting shrubs, unloading wood-chips, and dragging out brushes with a tarp. This is an outdoor project with lots to do!

EW Rhodes Middle School: Painting for Peace |  9:00am-2:00pm
Help beautify the inside of the music school by cleaning and painting the area.

Mt. Airy Playground Clean Up and Letter Writing |  9:00am-1:30pm
Help beautify the inside of the music school by cleaning and painting the area.Volunteers will clean up the interior and exterior of Pleasant Playground. This event is open to volunteers of all ages who will complete tasks including raking and picking up trash and litter to help beautify the playground. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to participate in a letter writing campaign asking City Council members to fully fund the Philadelphia Free Library.

These hands-on projects will be appropriate for all ages of children and adults.  For more information, contact Rabbi Sklover at rabbieducator@germantownjewishcentre.org


Men’s Club Day at JRA:  Join Men’s Club as volunteers of all ages and backgrounds meet as a community at JRA’s northeast Philadelphia warehouse (10980 Dutton Road, adjacent to the NE Airport). Volunteers pack over 3000 boxes with fresh produce and non-perishable food, and deliver food and a smile into the homes of those in need. All of these food packing events are important to those in need. Please join the GJC Mens Club in their monthly support of this effort. Participants will meet at the JRA warehouse at 8:30 AM, and help in the setup and packing of boxes and make deliveries. Volunteers may help in all or part of these activities. All work will be completed by 1:00PM. For more information, please contact Dick Menin or Jim Meyer.


January 21
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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