Saint-Gobain volunteers partnered with YouthBuild Philadelphia on Monday, January 21, for their annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service to participate in various beautification projects at a West Mt. Airy elementary school.
It is now a tradition four years in the making for Saint-Gobain volunteers to come together with our affiliates at YouthBuild Philadelphia to celebrate this national day of service honoring Dr. King and his legacy.
This year, approximately 20 Saint-Gobain volunteers gathered alongside YouthBuild Philadelphia, AmeriCorps, and other non-profit organizations at the Franklin S. Edmonds Elementary school for our fourth annual MLK Day of Service.
Throughout the day, volunteers completed a multitude of projects inside the school: more than 70 murals were painted throughout hallways and bathroom stalls, the school library was entirely revamped, a new library check-in system and the school’s emotional support room were created.
Thanks to the hard work and enthusiasm of the 200+ volunteers, more than 600 students at F.S. Edmonds from Pre-K through 8th grade will enjoy a positive, more vibrant learning environment.
We are truly grateful to everyone who volunteered their time to come out and help make a difference.
Cheers to another successful day of giving back during our annual MLK Day of Service to turn Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream into action the #YBWay!
Today #ybphilly students, staff and community partners are coming together to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through service. We are revitalizing the hallways + community spaces of F.S. Edmonds Elementary School. Excited to turn the dream into action the #YBWay! pic.twitter.com/L57Nwkbkgd
— YouthBuild Philly (@YouthBuildPHL) January 21, 2019