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PAL and William Penn Charter Team Up for Service

Penn Charter students help load donations into a PAL van

Penn Charter students help load donations into a PAL van

On January 19th, PAL kids and teens, officers, and staff members joined approximately 150 William Penn Charter students and their families for a beneficial service experience in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. For weeks leading up to the event, the Penn Charter community collected new school supplies, books, and sports equipment to donate to PAL Homework Clubs and athletic programs.

Paley PAL members making bagged lunches for Whosoever Gospel Mission

Paley PAL members making bagged lunches for Whosoever Gospel Mission

All volunteers met at Penn Charter for an inspirational lesson about Dr. King and the Birmingham Children’s Crusade of 1963. The empowering discussion inspired volunteers to work hard for the rest of the day.

PAL members and officers made 250 bagged lunches that were given to homeless men at Whosoever Gospel Mission. They also painted a Philadelphia public school with fourth and fifth graders from Penn Charter. Other students sorted and packed the donated items, stuffed bags for PAL’s summer STEM-based camp, and made basketball and baseball keychains as giveaways for PAL’s citywide leagues. PAL children will directly benefit from everyone’s hard work on this special day.

PAL thanks all volunteers for working to make our Philadelphia community a better place.

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