Good Shepherd School MLK Day of Service

Event details

  • Friday | January 12, 2018
  • 8:30 am
  • 100 Lees Avenue, Collingswood

School wide “Day of Service.”


Every class is involved. Winning student designed T-shirt will be worn by Faculty & Students.

We still be starting off the day with a prayer service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the dedication will continue throughout the day in remembrance of him and all that he accomplished.

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.: Day begins with a Prayer Service dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr.

9:15 am: 2 buses will leave; one with 8th grade heading to St. John of God (this 8th grade visit will be confirmed this afternoon) and the other to LUCY (Lifting Up Camden’s Youth) with 6th & 7th graders. LUCY Outreach provides a safe haven for youth in Camden.

Grades K-5 will remain in the building for as follows:

Grades K and 1:  Students will be making cards for Meals on Wheels to be included in their deliveries.  More than 300 cards will be made.  Students will also be making “Blessing Bags” for our Fire Fighters followed by a walk to deliver them to our local station.  Rocks will be painted and decorated with kind and encouraging words to be placed around the parish (St. Teresa of Calcutta)

Grades 2 and 3:  The students will be preparing candy sachets and Valentine cards for Collingswood Manor (United Methodist Communities / Assisted Living). They will be delivered when Grade 8 does their February visit. Various Dr. Martin Luther King projects will take place in their classrooms.

Grades 4 and 5:  The students will be making baby blankets, “Blankets for Babies” for The Women’s Children’s Services, special Care Services at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.  They will also be working on various projects relating to Dr. Martin Luther King.

Grades 6 and 7:  The students will be traveling to “LUCY,”  (Lifting Up Camden’s Youth)    Our students will aid LUCY director and founder, Kristen Prinn with various tasks.

Grade 8: (this will be confirmed this afternoon)The students will be traveling to St. John of God in Westville, NJ.  St. John of God is a school for special needs children.  Our eighth graders will be working with students and performing tasks to help the school in general.