Families Pitch in on MLK Day of Service

Updated: Sep 30, 2020



On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Waldron Mercy Academy families and faculty members chose to spend their day off working to provide cheer and comfort to hospitalized individuals.


“I wanted to have a part in helping the kids at hospitals,” explained fifth grader Chloe. “And it’s fun, too.”


Students ages 3 to 14 and their families sewed pillowcases, made blankets, and drew handmade cards. Local hospitalized children will receive the colorful pillowcases and cards will through the Philadelphia chapter of Ryan's Case for Smiles. The blankets will be donated to patients at Lankenau Cancer Center to keep them warm during chemotherapy treatments.


In total, the group made 82 pillowcases and 10 blankets.