MLK Day PosterBoys & Girls Club of Harrisburg – Feeding the Homeless

Project Details: Noon – 4:00 p.m.: Volunteers will help prepare homemade vegetable soup, chicken corn soup, bread, hot chocolate, tea at the Berryhill Street Clubhouse. From 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. volunteers will serve food to the homeless at Second and Market Streets in Harrisburg.

Project Location:
Local Community
1804 North Sixth Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
717-257-1822

Contact Information: Heidi Neuhaus–[email protected]

American Red Cross of the Susquehanna Valley

Project Details: assist in canvassing a high risk neighborhood in Dauphin County with safety material.

Project Location:
Local Community
1804 North Sixth Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
717-257-1822

Contact Information: Heidi Neuhaus–[email protected]

Brethren Community Ministries

Project Details: NEIGHBORSHARE: 1) Community cleanup, and 2) Helping disabled persons with laundry, household chores, and household cleanup. People can choose between 1) 8:30am-Noon, 2) 1:00pm-3:00pm, or both 8:30am-Noon and 1:00pm-3:00pm. Coffee, tea, fruit, pastries provided from 8:00am-8:30am. Spaghetti Lunch is provided at no cost from Noon-1 accompanied by a brief inspirational presentation.

Project Location:
Brethren Community Ministries
219 Hummel St.
Harrisburg, PA 17104
717-234-0415

Contact Information: Heidi Neuhaus–[email protected]

Brethren Housing Association – Homeless Housing Reno

Project Details: Renovations of housing units for homeless single mothers. Projects include: painting, sanding, light construction, and cleaning. Tools provided. The project begins at 8:30 am and end at 3:00 pm. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Project Location:
Brethren Housing Association
219 Hummel St.
Harrisburg, PA 17104
717.233.6016

Contact Information: Heidi Neuhaus–[email protected]

Camp Curtin Memorial – Mitchell United Methodist Church

Project Details: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Indoor cleaning proejcts including cleaning and wiping benches in the Santuary, cleaning and plishing the wood throughout the church, vacuuming throughout the building. Indoor organizational projects, painting projects and polishing brass can also be undertaken, time permitting. Soup kitchen projects include: wiping down tables and chairs and cleaning floors and kitchen itself. Cleaning and mopping church bathrooms. Outdoor clean-up projects will take place in the afternoon from 1:30 – 4:30. Lunch will be provided.

Project Location:
Camp Curtin Memorial Mitchell United Methodist Church
2221 N 6th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
717-233-0335

Contact Information: Heidi Neuhaus–[email protected]

City Government Center Cleanup

Project Details: U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, State Rep. Patty Kim and City Council members will join Mayor Papenfuse in the clean-up at City Hall, which is in serious need of maintenance and repair. Dozens of volunteers will help clean the lobby and public spaces of the government center from 11-3 p.m.

Project Location:

City Government Center
10 N. Second St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101
717-255-7263

Contact Information: Heidi Neuhaus–hneuhaus@uwc[email protected]

Fountain Gate Church Painting Project

Project Details: Project is the painting of Fountain Gate Churchs basement gymnasium. Wall space is approximately 2400 square feet. Walls are about 15 high. Windows and doors will be taped off in advance. Volunteers will need to brush paint around several windows and doorways before painting the walls with rollers. Some work will need to be done on a scaffold, so someone who is not afraid of heights and such equipment would be helpful. Plan “B” is the painting of both bathrooms in the basement, the re-organization of tables and chairs in the basement storage facility, and the construction of new shelving for the tables and possibly for the chairs. Additional work would include some cleaning within the Church building based on Sister Vickies discretion and remaining time.

Project Location:
Fountain Gate Church
1419 Derry Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
717-232-0247

Contact Information: Heidi Neuhaus–[email protected]

Harrisburg Rain Barrel Coalition Free Rain Barrel Workshop

Project Details: The Harrisburg Rain Barrel Coalition is pleased to offer a free workshop from 9 to 3 (with an hour break for a lunch and poetry entertainment). Rain barrels collect water that you can use on your garden or plants in the summer while also helping to keep your street from flooding during large storms and also to help keep the river pollution-free. You may attend a breakfast being held at 8am at the Brethren Community Ministry – 219 Hummel Street. Volunteer artists will help with the rain barrels and they will be installed at the your home in the spring. We will be working on 10 Barrels for 10 families and hope to have Martin Luther King Service as a theme. We can have up to 4 volunteers for each barrel that will belong to the individuals painting. We will have a presentation on the importance of rain barrels Call Maureen at 919-2373 to place your reservations for a rain barrel and attendance at the workshop OR if you need transportation for the day.

Project Location:
Jump Street
100 North Cameron Street, entrance across from the ABC Brewing Co
Harrisburg, Pa, PA 17110
717-919-2373

Contact Information: Heidi Neuhaus–[email protected]

The Shared Ministry

Project Details: This project is part of the Allison Hill MLK Day of Service, so participants should arrive at First Church of the Brethren at 219 Hummel St, Harrisburg, PA 17104 to start the day. Schedule will be: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast & Registration at First Church of the Brethren. 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Volunteers serve at various sites in the community. 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch Program at First Church of the Brethren. During the 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM time-frame, volunteers at The Shared Ministry project will be introduced to the work of that ministry, assist with tasks such as sorting clothing, cleaning, and preparing a meal, and interact with community members for their MLK Day program.

Project Location:
The Shared Ministry
1508 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103
717-232-0877

Contact Information: Heidi Neuhaus–[email protected]

Tri County Community Action

Project Details: We will be painting plywood boards that will be placed in boarded buildings windows with scenes of what we would like to see inside in the future – windows with curtains and flower vases, an active business are some examples. Most designs will be pre-drawn and will need to be painted. Morning session is 9-12 (registration and light breakfast starts at 8) followed by lunch and MLK program 12-1 Everyone will meet at First Church of the Brethren (419 Hummel St, Harrisburg) Please be on time! groups will be leaving promptly at 9 to go to their project sites.

Project Location:
Jump Street
100 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
717-238-1887

Contact Information: Heidi Neuhaus–[email protected]

Visiting Nurse Association of Central PA

Project Details: The project is to paint the interior of the office building (almost 1/2 of the interior was painted on UW Day of Caring, so the other 1/2 needs to be painted). This would take the entire scheduled time of the MLK Day.

Project Location:
Visiting Nurse Association of Central PA
3315 Derry Street
Harrisburg, PA 17111
717-233-1035

Contact Information: Heidi Neuhaus–[email protected]

YWCA Greater Harrisburg

Project Details: This project is part of the Allison Hill MLK Day of Service program: 8:30 – 9 AM Registration & Breakfast at First Church of the Brethren (219 Hummel St, Harrisburg, PA 17104) 9 AM – 12 PM Painting Project at YWCA Greater Harrisburg, Childcare Center. Volunteers will assist to transform the Childcare Center into an animal/jungle theme, filling in designs outlined by an artist for all of the doors, and potentially a mural on the main hallway wall. 12 – 1 PM Lunch & Educational Program at the First Church of the Brethren. 1 – 3 PM Completion of Painting Project at YWCA Greater Harrisburg (if needed).

Project Location:
YWCA Greater Harrisburg
1101 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103
717-234-7931

Contact Information: Heidi Neuhaus–[email protected]

Service Projects Across Allison Hill – 9:30am–noon

Project Locations:

  • Youth Poetry Workshop- Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren – 219 Hummel St.
  • Childcare area painting project – YWCA Greater Harrisburg – 1101 Market St.
  • Harrisburg Community Action panel painting for vacant houses – Jump Street – 100 N Cameron St.

Lunch Program – 12–1pm

Information: Presentation of Drum Major for Service award to William (Bill) Jamison. Remarks by Nathaniel Gadsden, local poet and motivational speaker Selections from Youth Poetry workshop.

Location: Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren – 219 Hummel St.

Service Projects Across Allison Hill – 1:15–3pm

Project Information: 

Brethren Community Ministries (bcmPEACE) Neighborshare (helping shut-in residents with household chores) – various locations Brethren Housing Association building rehab -

Location: Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren–219 Hummel St.

MLK Day of Service on Allison Hill – YWCA

Event Details:

Participants will gather at the Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren located at 219 Hummel Street in Harrisburg, PA.

8:00–9:00am: Registration & Light Breakfast
9:00–9:30am: Welcome from Sen. Teplitz & Volunteer Orientation
9:30am–12:00pm: Session #1: Service at sites in the community
12:00pm–1:00pm: Lunch & MLK Program featuring Spoken Word by Allison Hill Youth, Words of Reflection by Rev. Nathaniel Gadsden, and MLK
Drum Major for Service award presentation
1:00pm–3:00pm: Session #2: Service at sites in the community

Coat Drive FlyerElectronics Recycling Day in Uptown

Date/Time: January 25th from 10:00am-1:00pm

Location: Camp Curtin YMCA, 2135 North 6th Street 

FREE! Please bring your electronic devices to be recycled by Dauphin County at this convenient location for Harrisburg residents. We will take anything with a cord. Except Freon items. Warm refreshments provided. One time only. ***Public Works does not pick up these items for you during regular refuse collection***

Community Action Commission Operation Little Warm Hearts (& hands)

From now until February 7th, drop off winter wear gear (coats, hats, mittens, scarves–new or gently used) to Tri-County Action Commission at 1514 Derry Street, Downtown Improvement District at 22 N2nd Street, or the Midtown Cinema at 250 Reily Street.

 

 


 

 

 

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Marcia Cavanagh

Marcia Cavanagh

Marcia Cavanagh is a graduate of Mansfield University. She studied Public Relations and Business Administration. After applying to jobs for over a year she took an internship at today’s the day Harrisburg and decided not to leave. She currently lives in Swatara Township.
Marcia Cavanagh
Marcia Cavanagh