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Restoring Hope & Dignity: MLK Service Day 2019

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The City School Poplar

910 North 6th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19123

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“Life’s most persistent and nagging question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Join Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), in collaboration with Kingdom Builders Network (KBN), on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2019 for a service day as we remember those in prison whom are often forgotten and discarded from communities.

We will hear from a panel of community leaders and formerly incarcerated individuals as they share their stories discussing the impact of incarceration on family relationships. Together, we’ll explore the role of the church in reaching out to returning citizens and walking alongside them in their transition into the
community.

We will also assemble donated basic hygiene items into care kits for those currently in prison as a way to meet their needs and restore hope and dignity in a place that often seems hopeless.

Thank you to The City School (Poplar Campus) for hosting this event!

Prisoner care kits and cash donations needed
MCC’s prisoner care kits help meet the basic needs of current and former prisoners. Help us make a difference in Philadelphia prisons by collecting and packing prisoner care kit items that will restore hope, dignity and mental health to these individuals. Collect and bring along basic hygiene items to the event!

(NEW items only, in original packaging)

  • 1 pair of white underwear (briefs)*
  • 1 bottle of lotion (maximum 3 oz.)
  • 1 bar of soap (minimum 4 oz.)
  • 1 tube of toothpaste (minimum 6 oz.)
  • 1 deodorant (minimum 2.25 oz.)
  • 1 pair of white crew socks*
  • 1 white crewneck undershirt*

*Note: Clothing items are accepted in three sizes: men’s medium, large and extra-large. Please choose one of these sizes and purchase underwear, socks and undershirts in the same size.

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