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Day of Service - At Home Project Ideas

Thank you for your interest in honoring Dr. King's legacy through service. If you cannot attend one of our planned events in person, here are some ideas for projects to take part in as a family at home. Please note that some projects would require the purchase of materials and access to a computer to print directions or patterns. If you have an idea for a project to add to this page, let us know! Email your idea by clicking here.

Color a design for someone who needs a smile:child coloring with crayons

Make a pet toy and donate it to a local shelter (instructions to make toys are included below; please check with local shelters before dropping items off): of hope

Make “plarn” or write hope notes for Angels in Motion (Philadelphia agency helping the homeless and those affected by substance abuse disorder):

Gather supplies to donate to Mitzvah Circle:

Schedule a time to volunteer at another time with Mitzvah Circle:

Make paracord bracelets, cards or write letters for service members and first responders through Operation Gratitude:

Send a Smile - Make cards for cancer patients:

Seek out an opportunity through Global Citizen 365/Girard College:

Make a no-sew blanket for Project Linus:

Make a literacy packet for Love Letters for Literacy (scroll down to “get started” section):

Write a book review for the library:

More ideas for how to honor MLK Day: