Youth Day of Service: January 21
Amanda J. Hornberger
Youth and parents are invited to the first Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Day of Service sponsored by PJ Library and PJ Our Way of Reading. Building on the success of our Family Volunteer Day in November the JCC will be organizing a day of service for our youngest community members and their adult helpers.
Tweens and teenagers 12 and older are invited to the Greater Berks Food Bank for a morning of food packing. This on-site service project will allow teens to see first-hand how the Greater Berks Food Bank works and how it operates as a food provider for our own Jewish Family Service monthly food pantry. Community service hours will be provided to all participants who need service hours for school.
Youth under 12 will stay at the JCC and work on two indirect service projects. The first is a build a bear project where our youngest volunteers will stuff bears for children in homeless shelters. Then we will be creating clothing care packages for patients at Tower Health/Reading Hospital. Both projects are perfect for kids ages 3 and up. An adult must remain with all participants under the age of 12.
Everyone is invited to stay for lunch at the JCC after our morning of service. RSVP is required by January 16, 2019 so we can ensure the Greater Berks Food Bank has enough volunteers and to have the proper set up at the JCC. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-921-0624. This volunteer opportunity is free and includes lunch for those who RSVP by January 16th.
MLK Jr. Youth Day of Service January 21, 2019 9:30-11:30 a.m.
We need YOUR help to make our first MLK Jr. Youth Day of Service a SUCCESS!
Donations Needed: -New sweatshirts (all adult sizes) -New sweatpants (all adult sizes) -New socks
Adult Volunteers Needed: -Chaperone volunteers at the Greater Berks Food Bank (1-2 adults) -Help sort and organize clothes for service project (2-3 adults)
RSVP to email@example.com or 610-921-0624 Donations accepted through January 18, 2019 at the JCC.
Sponsor: PJ Library, PJ Our Way