Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service Opportunities

Join the Career & Civic Engagement Center in celebrating MLK Day!

Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, 3pm
Virtual Celebration of the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., presented by the Main Line Martin Luther King Association in collaboration with Bryn Mawr College

Monday, Jan. 16, 2023 

Seed Packaging Project, 12:00-3:00pm at The Well
Join the Career & Civic Engagement Center and Bethel AME Church of Ardmore in celebrating MLK Day by helping with the seed packet project for individuals in need. Learn about the Ardmore Victory Garden and the work of food sovereignty.

Book Project, 10:00am-2:00pm at Bethel AME Church of Ardmore
Help compile books to donate to local organizations and to start a library in Sierra Leone.

Vaccine Clinic, 11:00am-1:00 pm at Bethel AME Church of Ardmore

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Essentials Drive, through 1/25/23 at The Well and the Campus Center
Donations needed: paper towels, toilet paper, toothpaste, bar soap, small size dish detergent, all-purpose cleaner

Bryn Mawr College Basketball Program Clothing Drive
The Bryn Mawr basketball program is hosting their first game on MLK Day this year. As part of their day of service, the team will be collecting clothing for the foundation The Wardrobe. For more information on this event, contact Lauren Altschuler.

Backpack Donations with Hope Worx, Inc. of Norristown for those experiencing homelessness - All Winter. Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00am-3:00 pm.

Questions about these events? Please contact Lisa Armstrong (

Educational and Community Resources

Will you be spending MLK Day of Service reading about Dr. King’s approach to community service and activism? Deepening your understanding of social justice theory? Reflecting with your favorite activist poetry? Consider buying your books at a local Black-owned bookstore: 

Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books | and  

“Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books is a coffee shop and bookstore located in the heart of the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Founded by Marc Lamont Hill in 2017, Uncle Bobbie’s was created to provide underserved communities with access to books and a space where everyone feels valued. In addition to our specially curated book selection, we also serve high quality coffee, food products, and other items like apparel and children’s games. We are also a community space that holds free author talks and dozens of other events included weekly story time for kids and back to school drives.” 

Harriett’s Bookshop | and 

“Named for historical heroine Harriet Tubman, our mission celebrates women authors, women artists, and women activists.”  Harriett’s Bookshop is located on Girard Avenue in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia. 

Dr. King: In His Own Words

Spend time meditating on Dr. King’s many powerful messages by listening to recordings of his famous speeches: Five of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Most Memorable Speeches compiled by PBS. Or explore The King Papers, “a comprehensive collection of Dr. King’s most significant correspondence, sermons, speeches, published writings, and unpublished manuscripts” compiled by Stanford University at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute.   

Additional Resources 


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