Volunteer Opportunities for November 2011

MLK365 November Newsletter

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities


With Thanksgiving around the corner, we are pleased to offer service opportunities that address issues of local food insecurity.Join us at Chosen 300 Ministries on Saturday, November 5 to help serve meals to homeless individuals.

In honor of Veteran’s Day, we are partnering with the Philadelphia Veterans’ Multi-Service and Education Center to recruit volunteers to assist with a meal service for local veterans on Thursday, November 10.

We continue our partnership with the African Daughters of Fine Lineage to collect donated items to be given to homeless individuals as part of their annual Thanksgiving Day project, to be held outside of the Municipal Services Building in Center City.

We have several King Day of Service community planning workshops scheduled this month. Join us to learn how you can identify community needs and create King Day projects to address those concerns. CLICK HERE to view workshop dates and RSVP.

To learn more about MLK365 – www.globalcitizen.us.com,mlk365@globalcitizen.us.com or             215-665-2655      .
Best Regards,

Todd Bernstein

President, Global Citizen  
Founder and Director,
Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service/ MLK365
Give Back and do your Part this Holiday Season!

MLK 365-Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities for the Month of March!

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Please join  by volunteering as we celebrate Women’s History Month.  Here are several local organizations that serve women and girls and rely on volunteer support.  Please see below to learn more about how to get involved. 
Continuing a partnership started around our recent 16th Annual King Day of Service, we are working with Progeny’s Legacy Jamaa, an arts and cultural organization that teaches the history of the people of the African Diaspora through caring for the community. This March project will offer opportunities to serve mothers and their children in transition by creating care bags.

On March 18, in preparation for Mayor Michael Nutter’s 4th annual Philly Spring Clean Up, we will partner with Keep Philadelphia Beautiful to host the Community Appearance Index Program Launch. The Community Appearance Index program will help Philadelphia residents chart the progress of their neighborhoods in reducing blight. Philadelphia Block Captains, civic-minded residents, and concerned citizens are encouraged to join us.

To learn more about our MLK365 program, visit www.globalcitizen.us.com, email us at mlk365@globalcitizen.us.com or call (215) 665-2655.    

Best Regards,

Todd Bernstein
President, Global Citizen 
Founder and Director,
Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service/ MLK365

Celebrate Women’s History
through Service

Starting March 1   
In celebration of Women’s History month, we encourage you get involved with one of the many organizations throughout our community that serve women and girls.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities with Women’s Way, Women Organized Against Rape, the Supportive Older Women’s Network and more, please click here.

If you have questions, please contact Global Citizen staff at (215) 665-2655 or mlk365@globalcitizen.us.com.

 Progeny’s Legacy Jamaa

 Starting March 1

Progeny’s Legacy Jamaa is a newly-emerging arts and cultural organization that seeks to teach the history of the people of the African Diaspora through caring for the community.

As part of the 16th Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service, Progeny’s Legacy Jamaa partnered with the Philadelphia Museum of Art to coordinate a project where care bags were created for new teen mothers and mothers in transition.

This project has turned into a year-round effort and the organization is now looking for participants to get involved by making a donation of goods to fill care bags or by volunteering to help create the care bags (this will involve sewing).

The care bags will be donated to mothers who receive services at organizations such as Jane Addams Place, My Sister’s Place, The Elect Program, and Educating Communities for Parenting.

Donations sought include the following items:

For Infants & Children:
Other Small Infant Care Items
Books for young people in grades K – 8
For Mothers:
Bath Soaps
Other Small Personal Care Items
To learn more about how you can make a donation and/or volunteer, please contact Carla Wiley at (267) 808-5648 . Find Progeny’s Legacy Jamaa on Facebook by clicking here.

Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Community Appearance Index Program
Launch Event

Friday, March 18
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
United Way of Southeastern PA
1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
MLK365 and Keep Philadelphia Beautiful are partnering to introduce the Community Appearance Index, a new tool for Philadelphia Block Captains and other civically engaged residents.During this meeting several new granting programs aimed at helping communities will also be presented.
The Community Appearance Index (or CAI) complements the Litter Index with several additional visual surveys that will help you chart your neighborhood’s progress over time. The data obtained through the CAI is geared toward helping communities determine the types of community improvement programs needed to address current conditions, and achieve long-term sustainable results.
To RSVP, click here or email Phoebe Coles at Phoebe@KeepPhiladelphiaBeautiful.org. Please note that all who wish to attend must RSVP by Monday, March 14. If you have further questions, contact Global Citizen staff at (215) 665-2655.


MLK365 Volunteer Opportunities!

What better way to continue to celebrate Black History Month then to volunteer.  Here a few opportunities provided by MLK365.

 Wednesday, February 23 at the Immanuel Lutheran School for an early spring cleaning project with an environmental focus on going green. We are partnering with Safeway’s Bright Green Team to host this event and are looking for 10-15 volunteers to lend a hand. Please see below for more information.

Another volunteer opportunity will be on Saturday, February 26 serving meals at Chosen 300 Ministries. Please see below for more details.

To learn more about ongoing volunteer opportunities through our MLK365 program–   www.globalcitizen.us.com or (215) 665-2655

Volunteering is not only the right thing to do, but it make you feel good about yourself.


Volunteer on MLK Day @ Girard College Instead of Staying Home!

Martin Luther King Day is January 17, for many this is a day off. However, there are many places to volunteer to make this special holiday a day on.  What better way to celebrate Dr. King’s life, then to uplift and help someone.  The city of Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Deleware is holding its 16 annual MLK day of service at Girard College.  Also this is a kid friendly event, so bring the little ones out.

For more info go to mlkdayofservice.org

The Phillyitgirls will be on board to volunteer and cover the Activities at Girard College!!!


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