Independence associates celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with active citizenship

MLK Day Girard College

Independence associates participate in an annual day of service to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Girard College.

Independence Blue Cross (Independence) associates dedicated their day off to a number of volunteer efforts throughout the Philadelphia region on Monday, January 15 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

As part of the 23rd annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service at Girard College, associates participated in several service projects, including:

  • Organizing and packing donated food for distribution to our neighbors in need
  • Making knot blankets for children in shelters and at the Ronald McDonald house
  • Writing greeting cards for seniors in nursing homes and children at Shriners Hospital
  • Providing veterans with resources and information on obtaining benefits

Associates also went to the Philadelphia READS Book Bank at Martin Luther King Jr. High School to organize books and school supplies. The Book Bank is a resource for teachers who serve the city’s children and youth.

Another group of associates headed to New Jersey to help paint and assemble furniture at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Burlington County. The ReStore Donation program collects furniture, household items, appliances, building materials, and gardening tools for families in need.

For the past 23 years, Independence associates have joined the region in making community service a tradition on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.