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It's Not Your Fault is Looking for Donations!

All donations are welcome to support It's Not Your Fault's service of homeless individuals in the area. They are looking for winter clothing and supplies, disposable cups, bowls and gloves, cleaning supplies, and food (especially canned meat, since it will need to be stored), as well as large soup pots and cooking utensils. Donations are welcome anytime Monday - Thursday from 9 am to 1 pm from now until the King Day of Service (Monday, January 15th). Donations should be delivered to Genesis Ministries (2229 N. Cleveland St., Philadelphia,19132). 

Sunshine Box Materials Needed 

The Jennersville YMCA is looking for candy, snacks, small games, books, toys etc. which volunteers will then sort into "Sunshine Bags" on the King Day of Service. Please bring donations to the Jennersville YMCA (880 West Baltimore Pike, West Grove, Pennsylvania 19390) between Monday, December 18th and Sunday, January 14th during operating hours (5 am - 10 pm Monday -Friday; 6:30 am - 7 pm Saturday; 7 am - 7 pm Sunday).

Har Zion Temple is Collecting Donations
Har Zion Temple is seeking donations, if you are able please bring donations: yarn; children's books (kindergarten to sixth grade reading levels); toiletries; pet supplies; cleaning supplies; household supplies; baby supplies; children's, women's, and men's clothing; raffle prizes (i.e. mugs and frames); new or gently used bras; or new pajamas (must be labelled flame retardant). Donations can be dropped off at the Temple's office (1500 Hagys Ford Rd., Penn Valley, PA 19072) Monday-Friday 9 am - 5 pm, until January 15th.

Participate in the One King Day, One King Book Initiative!
Join us in reading one (or all!) of this year's One King Book choices: As Fast as Words Could Fly by Pamela M. Tuck, illustrated by Eric Velasquez
(recommended for grades K-5); The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
by Christopher Paul Curtis
(recommended for grades 5-8); March: Book One
by John Lewis & Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell (recommended for grades 8+)!

All young people are invited to respond to the question: What can you learn from the story about courage and taking action? Learn more here
December 2017 Newsletter
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Dear --FNAME--, 

Thank you to all those who volunteered with us at Sacaree Rhodes' 35th Thanksgiving project for homeless Philadelphians. We hope you will continue your commitment to service throughout the season and into the New Year for the 23rd Annual King Day of Service on January 15th.

Each year on King Day, hundreds of thousands of people throughout the tri-state region volunteer in the largest King Day of Service in the nation. We invite you to participate.

Please note that today is the T-shirt priority deadline for community projects. To be entered into our T-shirt lottery, register your 2018 King Day of Service project(s) on our website - - before the end of the day. 
If you are still working on your project ideas, we encourage you to attend one of our King Day of Service planning workshops, in-person or by participating wherever you are, by joining our webinar (details below). 

If applicable, we'd like to have your organization join us for our King Day of Service Health and Wellness Fair, Jobs Fair, and Civic Engagement Expo, or host a workshop at our Girard College signature project site, learn more here

As always, there is great need for volunteers this holiday season. If you are able, please consider donating new children's clothes and toys to The Ray of Hope Project. If you have other items, It's Not Your Fault, the Jennersville YMCA, and Har Zion Temple are all collecting donations in advance of the Day of Service.
For additional volunteer opportunities this month and beyond, visit our Events Calendar. If your organization is interested in submitting a service project for our calendar, please click here. If you represent a volunteer group or organization interested in enlisting our support, please click here. 
To learn more about our programs, visit, email us at or call 215-851-1811. Please like us on Facebook to stay updated on upcoming events, service opportunities, and the King Day of Service.​​​​​
Best regards,

Todd Bernstein, President, Global Citizen 
Founder and Director,
Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service

Thanksgiving Day Service Project

Thank you to those who joined us and the African Daughters of Fine Lineage on Thanksgiving Day! Together, we distributed meals and individually wrapped snacks, as well as new clothing for men and women, at Thomas Paine Plaza, across from Philadelphia City Hall.


Greater Philadelphia
Martin Luther King Day of Service Planning Workshops
December 12 - Camden, NJ
December 19 - Webinar

Join Global Citizen for a workshop series focused on building community leadership and civic engagement for the 23rd annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service and beyond. These workshops share best practices in civic engagement and leadership, as well as guide participants through the process of developing service initiatives.

To RSVP for the December 12 workshop at Cathedral Kitchen, click here.

To RSVP for the December 19 Webinar, click here

For more information, please contact Mela Still at or  215-851-1806.

Seeking New Clothes and Toys for Children
As we get closer to the Christmas Holiday, The Ray of Hope Project (TROHP) could use your help in supporting needy and struggling families this holiday season. TROHP will be collecting new clothes and toys until Friday December 15th. There are also opportunities to adopt families. Please contact TROHP's Ray Gant at 215-964-7627 or for further information.

​​​​​Join Us!

If you represent an organization in need of volunteers or service support opportunities, let us know! We'll work with you to develop an outreach plan, workshops on community engagement, volunteer recruitment mailings, or direct support for a service event. From there, we'll feature your organization in our newsletter to help spread the word.

Please contact us here

Thank you to the following organizations for their ongoing support of 
our Year-Round Volunteer Program