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Blue Crew volunteers observe annual MLK Jr. Day with community service

By January 21, 2020July 9th, 2020Community Events & Sponsorships Featured
Group photo shows Independence Blue Crew volunteers at Girard College for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.

Blue Crew volunteers at Girard College on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

A Day of Service

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Independence Blue Crew members, family and friends volunteered their time for service projects throughout the Philadelphia community. MLK Day of Service is intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move people closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “beloved community.”

Independence associates helped with the following projects:

  • City Year Philadelphia: Volunteers painted murals at John Welsh School, a school serving over 400 kindergarten through 8th grade students in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia.
  • Global Citizen 365 at Girard College: Associates sewed pet toys and sorted and bagged coats to be donated to shelters and rescues. Volunteers also built boxes to support a 2020 U.S. Census campaign.
  • Friends of Morris Park: Volunteers spent several hours panting, raking, repairing fences, and picking up trash to help maintain the trail system and natural lands areas in the 147-acre Morris Park natural woodland.
  • MANNA: More than 100 volunteers helped prepare meals for MANNA, which uses nutrition to improve health for people with serious illnesses .

Independence Blue Crew volunteers have honored the legacy of Dr. King through service to our community for 25 years, since the program’s inception. Each year, associates help to make the federal holiday into a day of active citizenship in our region.

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