Tens of thousands of volunteers went to work Monday as part of more than 1,700 projects throughout the city.
To set the tone for this year’s theme, the Girard College lower school choir performed.
His big smile and friendly wave is what many remember about Nelson Mandela the day he was awarded the Liberty Medal in 1993.
This drive, by Global Citizen and the publisher of the Inquirer and Daily News, seeks donations of basic office supplies for Philadelphia schools.
“There’s an increasing need to harness resources for returning veterans,” says Todd Bernstein, president of Global Citizen 365.
At Girard College, they say about 4,000 people will give their time today, all part of the 18th annual Greater Philadelphia Day of Service.
“We expect another national record turnout — of 110,000 volunteers and 1,500 projects,” says Day of Service founder Todd Bernstein.
Every week, the White House honors community leaders as “Champions of Change” for their service. This week’s theme was “Following in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” Out of the eight honorees, three were local residents.
Todd Bernstein is President of Global Citizen. He encourages people to harness the emotions of 9-11 for a good cause.
Monday might be a holiday and a day off for some but it is still a ‘day on’ for a lot of people. It is the 16th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Philadelphia and the region.
75,000 volunteers will be involved in 1200 community workshops around the region Monday, the 16th annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service.