January 21st, 2019
Celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. by giving back to these local organizations. Here is our roundup of local nonprofits, where you can also donate your time and money outside of Martin Luther King Day, near your Royal Athena apartment.
Inglis — Through its programs, Inglis empowers people with disabilities — and those who care for them — to achieve their true potential. The organization supports more than 800 people through accessible housing, care management, technology trainings and community employment. Volunteers can help care for Inglis clients through social-enrichment programs, field trips, administrative tasks and other efforts. For more information, click here.
Harmonious Volunteer Center — The Harmonious Volunteer Center provides community service, volunteer training and assistance to community organizations through its mission. Staff, led by executive director Irvin B. Shannon, host programs that teach technology literacy and provide employment opportunities. You can make financial contributions to the center directly or you can contact them to learn more.
How I Decide Foundation — “Improved decision making is the key to a better collective future.” That is the ultimate vision of How I Decide. The educational nonprofit aims to equip youth with the necessary tools to make smart decisions. You can donate to the foundation online.
Philadelphia Children’s Foundation — Did you know that most public-school classrooms do not have a working computer? Philadelphia Children’s Foundation helps install internet-ready computers in classrooms and public locations. Furthermore, they help outfit school libraries with books, teach 3D printing classes and provide computers to low-income families. You can donate to the foundation directly or you can participate in its numerous volunteer opportunities, including computer refurbishing, book sorting and labeling, and warehouse organizing.
2600 Belmont Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19131
Harmonious Volunteer Center
519 B North 55th St., Philadelphia, PA 19131
How I Decide Foundation
401 City Ave., Suite 915, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Philadelphia Children’s Foundation
626 W Hortter St, Philadelphia, PA 19119