MLK, Jr. Day of Service@TPS

Each year The Philadelphia School participates in the Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service. 

Our project has three components, serving hundreds of Philadelphians, young and old.

MIDDLE SCHOOL PROJECT - Sandwiches for 500. On Monday, January 19, from 10 to 11:30am, we need at least 25 Middle School families to join us in the Garage to make 500 sandwiches for residents of area homeless shelters. Each participating family is asked to bring ingredients for 15-20 hearty sandwiches: ziplock bags, meat (no pork, please), cheese, nonwhite bread, and mustard or mayonnaise. DO NOT BRING TOMATOES OR LETTUCE. If your Middle School family includes younger siblings, it is fine for them to join you in this activity.

PRIMARY UNIT, THIRD GRADE, AND JUNIOR UNIT PROJECT - Desserts for 500. At home, bake desserts for 10, and deliver them individually wrapped in sturdy boxes or bags to the Garage on Monday, January 19, between 10 and 11am. We ask that desserts be easy to pack - please do not use a lot of icing. Preferred are brownies and cookies - healthy recipes are appreciated. If you make a gluten-free dessert, please mark it as such.  NO CAKES please (we need individual-sized portions). 

PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN PROJECT - Emergency Breakfast Packets. Preschool and Kindergarten families are invited to prepare at home emergency breakfast packets for Philadelphia public school children. We ask each family to put together 10-12 packets consisting of a granola bar and a juice/milk box enclosed in a zip-lock bag. The packets should be delivered to the Schwartz Siegel lobby on Tuesday, January 20.

Please use the rsvp form below to let us know that you are participating. We are making commitments to several shelters, and we need to know in advance what we will be able to provide to each shelter.

Please contact Lavonia Waddington, TPSA's MLK, Jr, Day of Service coordinator, if you have questions.