MLK Day of Service

NEW DATE: February 21, 2022

We are excited to announce our annual Martin Luther King Day of Service.  In light of current COVID conditions, we have modified our activities and projects for families and are offering a variety of ways for people to serve and come together in a safe way.

We would love photos of the community partaking in the events below.  Use this link to submit photos.  Thank you, in advance, for sharing with us.  We look forward to honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with you! 

Get involved:

  • Do a project at home with your elementary or middle school student: 
    • Free kits will be sent home from school Thursday, Jan. 13 and will need to be returned to school on Tuesday, Jan. 18. Parents, please sign up ASAP as we have limited amounts of projects and will close out the sign-up Jan. 10.  Use this link for sign up and project descriptions for both elementary and middle school.
  • Join our MLK Community Day – a one hour event held at Thomas J. Keenan Stadium! Fun activities, crafts, exercises, and relay races for kids of all ages while learning about being of service.  Snacks and drinks included with $5 registration donation.  There are two time slot opportunities: 10:30am and 12:30pm.   Use this link to sign up
    • Get a take-home bird-feeder activity and visit with the Green Teams of Middle School East and West.
    • Do jumping jacks and learn about the contributions of service members with the American Legion.
    • Learn about the high school’s SAFE Collective team, the PV Foundation, and Viking Buddies at informational tables.
    • Write a positive message to teachers and staff on a giant banner led by the High School Link Crew.
    • Participate in a recycling relay race with the members of the high school’s Take Action group.
    • Learn from Ursinus College students about their community initiatives 

  • Bring a donation to a drive-through donation station at Perkiomen Valley Middle School East (Click here for a map of where these stations will be located.) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.:
    • Used cell phones/eyeglasses: Bring old cell phones to be donated to the Collegeville Police Department. The police will donate the phones to Laurel House (a center serving victims of domestic violence).  Laurel House collects outdated cell phones and sends them to a recycling program, which then pays Laurel House a fee for each phone. Proceeds raised through this program supports Laurel House’s 24-hour domestic violence hotline. Old eyeglasses will be donated to the Lions Club.
    • Gently used shoes, clothing, linens, purses, formal attire and professional attire are being collected to benefit PV Post Prom, In Ian’s Boots and some local workforce programs. 
    • Non-perishable food items (pasta, tuna, snacks, canned fruit, etc), individually wrapped snacks like granola bars and chips bags and cookie packs, etc), baby care items (diapers, wipes, etc), new toys (especially card games, puzzles or small board games), household items (paper products, cleaning supplies, trash bags, laundry detergent, sandwich bags, etc) and personal care items (deodorant, dental floss, toothpaste, soap, shampoo) will be collected to benefit PV Power Packs, Daily Bread Food Pantry, and Ronald McDonald House.
  • High school students (only) are invited to sign up for their own volunteer opportunities using this SignUp Genius.