Join Us for MLK Day of Service 2015

Join us on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at the Unitarian Society of Germantown (USG), as we celebrate Dr. King's legacy by working together to serve our communities in and around Germantown/East Falls.

The Martin Luther King Day of Service is a wonderful, teachable moment to affirm your support for the values of justice and compassion that ran through the life and legacy of Dr. King.

Directions to USG (Google Maps)

Plan to arrive at USG between 8-8:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 19. 

Coffee, bagels, and other light refreshments will be provided.

The worship service will begin at 9 a.m. with a homily from Rev. Kent Matthies, the Minister at the Unitarian Society of Germantown, and music. Volunteers leave for their projects at 9:30. Projects last for varying amounts of time . All will be complete by 4 p.m. Transportation will be provided where needed. If you can ;provide transportation for yourself and others, we would appreciate it and will ask about this on the pre-registration form.

You can participate in more than one project, depending on your interests and how much time you have available. Projects will be completed by 4 p.m. Transportation will be provided where needed. If you can provide transportation for yourself and others, we would appreciate it and will ask you about it on the pre-registration form.

On-line registration is open now and will close on January 16. 

Please review the projects listed on the Volunteer Page and pick the ones of most interest to you. Then pre-register by clicking here. Projects include:
  • School Cleanups, organizing and cleanup at local public schools (ages 14+) 
  • Making Soup and delivering it to local soup kitchens (ages 14+)
  • Making and Bagging Meals and delivering it to Meals on Wheels and homeless shelters (all ages)
  • Cleaning Up Day Centers at local homeless shelters and boys and girls clubs (ages 14+)
  • Cleaning Up Streets in Mt/ Airy/Germantown (ages 10+)
  • Shelving Books, helping to clean up and organize at a local school (ages 10+) 
  • Playing Games and interacting with handicapped/senior citizens at residential facilities (ages 14+)
  • Making Ceramics for a homeless shelter's fundraising project (ages 5+)
  • Painting Murals for local shelters (ages 14+)
  • Collecting Coats and delivering them to local social service agencies (ages 14+)
Review the projects on the Volunteer Page and pre-register for the projects you are most interested in by clicking here.

You can pre-register for projects right now by going to our Volunteer Page and signing up for a project. Once you register, we'll be in touch with details for the day. And hurry! We'll be closing pre-registration on Friday, Jan. 16.

One caveat: Please be aware that pre-registering does not guarantee your requested assignment. If you don't pre-register, please come to USG anyway on January 19 and we will assign you to a project.