Thursday, January 22, 2015

A Day of Service Aimed at Education

Some of the 100 SAT prep kits packed during the day of service in Pottstown.

The packing underway.
Before the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day fades too far into our memories, let's take another look at one of the service projects undertaken in his honor.

Members of United Way of Greater Philadelphia "Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow" program undertook a program at the Ricketts Community Center that day.

They packed 100 SAT prep kits and 600 literacy kits for youth in Philadelphia and Pottstown in honor of the 2015 MLK Day of Service.

Other service projects in the area including community work by a number of Hill School students.

-- Assisted with small jobs at the Ricketts Center;
Hill student cleans up around Ricketts.
-- Built book shelves for the Ricketts Center;
-- Painted, cleaned and performed other small tasks at the Steel River Playhouse;
-- Baked cookies and muffins for the Pottstown Cluster;
-- Made cards for children who are in the hospital.;
-- Addressing envelopes for an upcoming Pottstown Police Athletic League mailing.

Another project involved several days of organizing donated shoes at the new warehouse for the non-profit In Ian's Boots which provides footwear to the needy.

Literacy kits for youth included this Dr. Seuss classic.

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