MONT ALTO, Pa. ― The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is a way to transform King’s life and teachings into community service that helps empower and strengthen local communities.
On Jan. 16, a group of fourteen Penn State Mont Alto students and staff members started the day by remembering and discussing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy of service. Then the group headed out for a day of service at Waynesboro’s New Hope Shelter and Thrift Store where they cleaned, sorted, and organized donations.
“We volunteered for the thrift store because it funds two local shelters in our communities that help many men, women, and children,” said Donna Rhodes, Penn State Mont Alto coordinator of student activities and program development.
“We wanted to make the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service a Day ON, not a day off,” she said.