MLK Day of Service Drop in Volunteering Project: Book Drive & Bookmarks

DIY for RVAIn honor and recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day this month, HandsOn is working with the Children’s Museum of Richmond, and Chamberlayne and Laburnum Elementary Schools to coordinate an education-focused project. Volunteers will be helping promote literacy by donating new or gently-loved books appropriate for Pre-Kindergarten-Fifth graders and creating MLK-inspired bookmarks for the youth at both schools.

This project is Drop In, Drop Out and designed specifically to engage youth and their families. Volunteers can come at any time during the 10am-12pm window on January 19th, 2015 and are expected to work for no more than 30 minutes. This project allows those who cannot commit to a full project a chance to serve (and it wouldn’t work if everyone stayed the entire time anyway!)

Volunteers will:
• bring in new or gently used children’s books appropriate for Pre-Kindergarten-Fifth grades
• decorate at least 2 Martin Luther King inspired bookmarks- one for themselves, and one to be given to a child at Chamberlayne or Laburnum Elementary School

There is no minimum age to participate with the help of an adult making this a great volunteer opportunity to young kids.

All volunteers who plan to attend must be registered. This includes youth. Click here to sign up.


DIY Volunteering: Book Drive and Bookmarks
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Children’s Museum of Richmond
Click here to register.

Sarah Cole

Sarah is a full time working mom of three boys, Max, Hudson and Marlowe. In addition to working and parenting, Sarah has also been seen as an actress on the Richmond stage (and screen). She blogs lovingly but sporadically at

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