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MLK Day of Service at AFS on January 21

On Monday, January 21, Abington Friends School once again will host a “King Day of Service” preceded by our annual Clothing Sale on Saturday, January 19. These are always inspirational days of community-building as we work together with volunteers from across the region on behalf of those in need.

Martin Luther King Day of Service at AFS
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“When people gather to work together, to get to know one another and do so in the spirit of community and care for others, the impact of a day of service is magnified,” said Lower School Director Andrea Emmons, who directs the event. “When we honor the life and work of Dr. King, we are lifting up the ideal of who we can be as a community and as a nation. A Day of Service is a way of actively working toward that ideal.”

In addition there is a clothing and book sale to be held in the Lower School from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, January 19, as well as from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the Day of Service, Monday, January 21. Proceeds from the sale are donated to the Montgomery County Women’s Center’s domestic- violence prevention program.

In preparation for the day, we need clothing donations (men, women, children and maternity wear) for the Used Clothing Sale. Bagged items can be dropped off in the Lower School Lobby or Stewart Lobby.

We invite you to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as we engage in meaningful projects and share in the collective light of community.

On Monday, January 21, the day will begin at 9 a.m. with registration and a short program at the Abington Monthly Meetinghouse (520 Meetinghouse Rd., Jenkintown, PA) and will conclude by noon.

You can pick a service project from more than two dozen options. All materials are provided. Here are a few examples:• Hat-making and scarf-making for Mitzvah Circle
• Assembling winter-care kits with Whosoever Gospel Mission
• Meal-making for Aid for Friends
• Craft and Activity Kit Assembly for St. Christopher’s Hospital
• Make casseroles at home or assist with activities at local retirement communities

Don’t Miss the Clothing Sale! AFS will again sponsor a gently used clothing sale to be held from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, January 19, in the Lower School. Prices range from $1 to $3. Proceeds from the sale are donated to the Women’s Center’s domestic-violence prevention program. You may also volunteer to help with this project at the registration link.

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