Help the Homeless on Thanksgiving Day 2013!
Thursday, November 28, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EST)
Volunteer on Thanksgiving Day with The African Daughters of Fine Lineage
November 28, 2012
11:00AM - 6:00PM
16th & JFK across from Love Park in Center City Philadelphia
Want to make a difference this Thanksgiving? Each year the African Daughters of Fine Lineage hosts an event at the Municipal Service's Building where homeless men, women and children are invited to have a hot meal and receive care packages of donated items and non-perishable food. This organization has been working with the city’s homeless for over 20 years. You are invited to help feed the homeless and distribute donations on Thanksgiving to ensure the spirit and tradition of the holiday is shared with the less fortunate.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to spend the day setting-up and distrubuting more than 600 hot meals and sorting and distributing donated items in care packages. Donations are welcome! Volunteers are encouraged to bring any of the following items:
- New men's underwear (all sizes)
- Wool hats & scarves
- Individually wrapped snacks (cookies, crackers, candy, etc. for the take away packages)
- Individual cans of soda
Please note that this event begins promptly at the end of the Thanksgiving Day Parade and is located on the parade route. Be advised that there may be heavy traffic in this area. Click here for a map of the parade route.
If you would like to register to volunteer please RSVP in one of the three ways:
1. By reserving a space through this invitation.
2. Via email to firstname.lastname@example.org please put Thanksgiving Volunteer in the subject.
3. Call 215-851-1811 to reserve a space.
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Global Citizen & MLK365
Global Citizen is non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting civic engagement, community volunteering, civic responsibility and sustained active citizenship among diverse groups, particularly young people.
Our issues of focus include poverty, homelessness, at-risk youth, education, public health, digital inclusion, energy and the environment. Global Citizen is a weaver of community webs, bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds. We work to build diverse partnerships through volunteer service, thus realizing how much more we have in common than our differences.
Global Citizen was founded by Todd Bernstein, who helped Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Harris Wofford and Atlanta Congressman John Lewis create the National Martin Luther King Day of Service in 1994. Bernstein started the first local King Day of Service in Philadelphia in 1996.
MLK365 is a year-round program that promotes sustainable civic engagement and volunteer opportunities.
The goal of MLK365 is to ensure that Dr. King's legacy and principles are embraced throughout the entire year. The initiative emphasizes Dr. King's legacy of nonviolence, social justice, equality and excellence.
MLK365 serves as a year-round clearing house for continuing service opportunities, as well as supporting and designing volunteer programs for its partners.