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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

On Monday, January 15, 2018, Friends School of Baltimore will send hundreds of parents, students, faculty, and alumni into the community in support of MLK Day of Service.  On this day we join one another to reflect on the principles of nonviolent social change and racial equality by serving our greater community. Activities are both on-campus and at sites such as Believe in Tomorrow Children’s House, Baltimore Hunger Project, Art with a Heart, Helping Up Mission, McKim Center, Our Daily Bread, The Baltimore Station, Broadway East Neighborhood and The Book Thing. Our guest speaker at the Welcome Breakfast will be Jamal Jones, Co-Executive Director of Baltimore Algebra Project.

We will be collecting books for The Book Thing at the Welcome Breakfast on MLK Day. They accept books and magazines regardless of age or subject matter and will also take records, CDs, DVDs, phones, photographs and tablets. Please bring in anything that you would like to donate.

Click here for a description of the day's activities.
 
“We are pleased to place emphasis on working together in Baltimore communities in support of the holiday’s national mission to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King's vision of a ‘Beloved Community,' " say this year’s parent coordinators Laurie Haas and Jennifer Smith. "We have volunteer spots available in a variety of activities and are confident that they will all fill up as they have in past years."
 

Inclement Weather Plans for MLK Day 2018

All participants will receive information on inclement weather plans in the email that goes out to everyone who has registered for an activity on Friday 1/12/18.

In the case of inclement weather, a message will be posted on the school website by 6am on the morning of MLK Day. A message will also be on the weather information line at 410-649-3311.

If there is too much snow or ice, on-campus activities will be cancelled. They are:
  • Bag lunches for shelters
  • Health kits for Paul’s Place guests
  • Glaze pottery bowls for Empty Bowls
  • Gift and card making for Our Lady of Fatima residents
  • Craft kits for Believe in Tomorrow Children’s House
Off campus activities will most likely still go on and all participants in these activities will receive a contact phone number to call in case of snow or ice. Off campus activities are:
  • Casserole making with THREAD students for Our Daily Bread 
  • McKim Community Association Partnership work
  • Believe in Tomorrow Children’s House cleanup and baking
  • Craft projects at Art with a Heart
  • Weekend food packaging at Baltimore Hunger Project
  • The 6th Branch Broadway East neighborhood cleanup
  • Lunch service at Helping Up Mission
  • Organizing and shelving books at The Book Thing
  • Lunch service at Our Daily Bread Employment Center
  • Living Classroom’s Game Changer’s Initiative Day Camp Counselor
 
 
 
 
 
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