MLK Day of Service Events 2023


Martin Luther King Jr. Day, or MLK Day, is a day to commemorate the life and work of Dr. King. Dr. King promoted nonviolent means to bring an end to racial segregation and injustice in the United States during the civil rights movement in 1955. Honoring him and all did, every third Monday in January communities are encouraged to reflect on principles of racial inequality, justice and social change. On this day Americans are encouraged to volunteer to improve their communities. Below is a list of events in Chester County for those who wish to volunteer their time on Monday, January 16th and the days leading up to it. If we did not include your event, please contact bethk@chescocf.org to be added.


Trinity Presbyterian Church

Jan. 14, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

640 Berwyn Avenue, Berwyn, PA 19312

MLK Food Drive

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Kesher Israel

Jan. 15, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

1000 Pottstown Pike, West Chester, PA 19380

Decorate duffel bags, make kindness cards, assemble blessing and Shabbat bags

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Ministers Alliance of Coatesville MLK Annual Service
Jan. 15, 5 p.m.
Gateway Church in Parkesburg

160 Cowan Rd. Parkesburg, PA 19365

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St. Paul’s Baptist Church

Jan. 16, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

1 Hagerty Boulevard, West Chester, PA 19382

Emancipation” viewing

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Oscar Lasko YMCA and Childcare Center

Jan. 16, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

1 East Chestnut Street, West Chester, PA 19380

Safe Harbor:

Collect and create care bags for community members experiencing homelessness

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Providence Church

Jan. 16, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

430 Hannum Avenue, West Chester, PA 19381

Assembling bags + various serving opportunities in the Prov building

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Hillendale Elementary

Jan. 16, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

1850 Hillendale Rd., Chadds Ford, PA 19317

MLK Day Service Above Self

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Kennett Area YMCA

Jan. 16, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

101 Race Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Meals on Wheels of Chester County:

Collect and create “Cup of Warmth” care packages for home-bound seniors in our community

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Brandywine YMCA

Jan. 16, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

295 Hurley Road, Coatesville, PA 19320

Grounds Clean Up

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West Chester Area YMCA

Jan. 16, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

605 Airport Road, West Chester, PA 19380

Fleece for Keeps:

Create new, warm blankets for local foster children

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Chester Springs Library

Jan. 16, 1:00 p.m.

1709 Art School Road, Chester Springs, PA

MLK Jr. Day to Decorate the Library

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Lionville Community YMCA

Jan. 16, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

100 Devon Drive, Exton, PA 19341

Little Free Library:

Install a new little library for the community

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Jennersville YMCA

Jan. 16, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

880 W. Baltimore Pike, West Grove, PA 19380

Meals on Wheels of Chester County:

Collect and create “Cup of Warmth” care packages for home-bound seniors in our community

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Martin Luther King CommUNITY of Greater Kennett

Jan. 16, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Lincoln University – Wellness Center

1570 Baltimore Pike, Lincoln University, PA 19352

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Three workshops presented by Honorable Andy Dinniman, the Chester County Community Foundation, and Voices Underground

Workshop Registration

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Keynote speaker, Mr. Oliver Franklin

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St. Paul’s Baptist Church

Jan. 16, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

501 E Miner St, West Chester, PA 19382

Annual Food Drive + Children Literacy Book Drive at the Milton Arts and Education Center
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Chester County Hospital MLK Day Bedding & Diaper Drive

Jan. 3rd – 30th

Drop off locations:

Chester County Hospital

1570 Baltimore Pike, Lincoln University, PA 19352

or

United Way of Chester County

150 John Robert Thomas Drive Exton, PA 19341

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