In partnership with the The Main Line Martin Luther King Association, LILAC | Civic Engagement is collecting donations of toiletry items to create free toiletry kits that will be distributed to clients at the People’s Emergency Center (PEC) and the Saints Memorial Baptist Church Outreach and Missions Program.
Donation boxes can be found in the Campus Center, Guild (near the Dean's offices), the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, and the LILAC|Civic Engagement office in the Dolwen Building on Cambrian Row.
Items needed for the PEC and Saints Memorial Baptist Church Outreach and Missions Program
soap (bar soap and/or body wash gel)
combs and brushes
hair care items lotion
baby powder and baby wash
hats and scarves
**travel size and full size products are all welcome**
MLK Day of Service Project
Monday, January 21, 2019
Toiletry kits using the donated items will be assembled as a community service project in partnership with the Main Line Martin Luther King Association on Monday, January 15, 2018.
All members of the Bryn Mawr College are encouraged to donate items and participate in the service project. Transportation to the service project will be provided for students living on campus.
Where: Bethel AME Church, 50 S. Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr
When: Monday, January 21, 2019, from 10:00 am - 12:00 Noon
What: Assemble toiletry kits for homeless individuals and clients of the People's Emergency Center
PEC is the oldest and most comprehensive agency serving homeless women, teen girls, and their children in Pennsylvania.
Since 1972, PEC has helped hundreds of abused, abandoned, and homeless women and children to rebuild lives of dignity through programs that focus on education, job readiness, and independent, healthy living.
Most of the women, children and teen girls served by PEC arrive with a limited supply of clothing and personal care items.
They are probably the last things on their minds, that is why upon arrival at PEC they like to provide every family with a welcome package.
In addition, every month members of the Saints Memorial Baptist Church Outreach and Missions Program distribute clothing and personal care items to homeless individuals who are living on the streets of Philadelphia and the Main Line.