Are you looking for a great way to give back today? Or perhaps you are unable to volunteer today but would like to make a difference on a later day? Carol Josel, Montgomery County Wise Parenting Examiner* compiled a great article on volunteering in and around Montgomery County on Martin Luther King Day. The full list for the Philadelphia area can be found on The Examiner but here are their great ideas Montgomery County:
Har Zion Temple’s “Cook-for-a-Friend on MLK Day” for elderly shut-ins at 1500 Hagy’s Ford Road in Narbreth. For more information go to www.harziontemple.org or call 610-667-6534.
Maternity Care Coalition, 5 Montgomery Avenue, Parish Hall, 1st Floor, in Ardmore. Make no-sew baby blankets and/or repair baby/children’s clothes for needy families in the area. Sewing skills are NOT required. Sign up at www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp789927.jsp.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Montgomery County, 530 DeKalb Street in Norristown. Become a mentor, spending just 3 to 5 hours a week with a child. For more information, go to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-277-2200.
Greater Norristown Police Athletic League, 340 Harding Boulevard in Norristown. Volunteers are needed for everything from coaches and tutors to gardeners, chaperones, and instructors. Training is available. For more information, go to http://www.greaternorristownpal.org/volunteer.htm and contact Program Director Ken Fennal at 610-278-8040
The newest American Cancer Society Relay for Life, May 14th, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., at Sutcliffe Park on Colwell Lane in Conshohocken. For more information, go to www.relayforlife.org/paconshohocken or call 610-212-9185.
2011 Relay for Life of Eastern Montgomery County at Hatboro-Horsham High School, 899 Horsham Road in Horsham, June 17th to June 18th. For more information, visit http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=31003 or write to Lindsey at Lindsey.Koch@cancer.org.
Cradles to Crayons at its Giving Factory, 30 Clipper Road in West Conshohocken. Donate your time or such goods as kids’ clothing, jeans, shoes, and books. For more information, go to www.philadelphia.cradlestocrayons.org or call 215-836-0958, ext. 207 or 213.
*Service links excerpts were taken from the Examiner.