Community Participates in Service Projects for MLK Day

Students prepare toys for Second Chance Toys.

On Monday, January 17, 2022, the George School community participated in special programming and community service projects in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day.

The day began with students and faculty gathering in Collection to reflect and discuss what the day means to them, how they have been impacted by MLK Day in the past, and what they know or would like to learn more about. Each Collection then went on to participate in a service project.

“We started the day uncertain of what the weather might bring,” said Shantel Hubert MLK Day Committee Chair. “The MLK Day Committee created a remote-friendly curriculum for students and advisors to have more opportunity for connection through service, discussion, and exploration of Dr. King’s extraordinary journey. We came together with an openness to learn, share knowledge, serve our community and communities beyond George School.”

Service projects this year included collecting toys for Second Chance Toys, a children’s clothing and accessories drive for Cradles to Crayons, letter writing to residents of Pennswood Village, and creating and delivering diabetic and first aid bags for the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK).

“My collection was assigned to write letters to Pennswood residents,” said Gracie Sanchez ’23. “As we were writing the letters, my friends and I were discussing how much these letters must mean to these residents, especially in times like these. It feels amazing knowing that through such a simple act, we can make someone’s day just a little brighter. I am super grateful to have spent even just a portion of this day dedicated to spreading some light into our local community!”

See reflections from the entire community here.

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