MLK Day of Service 2019

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.

All volunteers gathered in the auditorium of F.S. Edmond’s to kick off the day and get excited about honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.!

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!

Check out some more photos of the 2019 MLK Day of Service below!

We look forward to celebrating again during next year’s annual MLK Day of Service.


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