Reporting John McDevitt
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By John McDevitt
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The charitable arm of a well-known local financial institution is making a donation to an area museum, underwriting free admissions during next Monday’s Martin Luther King Day of Service.
Today, at 7th and Arch Streets, the Citizens Bank Foundation presented a giant ceremonial check for $25,000 to the African American Museum in Philadelphia.
The donation will allow 3,000 visitors to enter the museum for free and participate in special activities on Martin Luther King Day.
“This will be an educational, fun, family-friendly event recognizing and celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” said Claire Lomax (at right in photo), board chair of the museum.
Henri Moore, director of public affairs for Citizens Bank (center of photo), says guests are being asked to bring canned goods for the day of service.
“That can really help another family in need, through Philabundance,” she said.
“I would not be standing where I am today but for the work of Dr. Martin Luther King,” noted Mayor Michael Nutter, “and I’m reminded of that and think of that all the time as I go about trying to run the fifth largest city in the United States of America.”
For a complete list of special events and performances go to the African American Museum’s web site, aampmuseum.org.