Germantown Academy's 20th annual MLK Day of Service was a complete success! More than 200 members from the GA community, including faculty, students, parents, prospective families, and friends came out to hear from the Twin Sister Docs and put together 14 different service projects for a variety of organizations throughout the morning of January 16. A big shout-out goes to Genie Hill P'23, Jenaye Munford P'32 and Anthony Commale, CSO Director, and their team for spearheading this feel-good event.
The Twin Sister Docs, Drs. Delana Wardlaw and Elana McDonald, are identical twins with a shared mission: to reduce health care disparities and provide reliable, trustworthy medical care to those who need it most. They spoke to the crowd gathered in the Honickman Auditorium about how the world, and especially the communities in the Philadelphia area, needs more children interested in science to spread the good word about how important healthcare is. Several students left with Twin Sister Docs swag after answering questions after the presentation. The GA community then helped support their cause by donating feminine products to No More Secrets and hats, gloves, and scarves for a vaccine clinic in Philadelphia.
Here are the projects the participants completed - No-Sew Blankets, Cards for Veterans, Animal Toys, Clothing Sort, Snack Rolls, Winter Supply Packs, Toiletry Bags, Peace and Smile Boxes, Candy Favors, “I Have a Dream” Clouds, Origami, Cupcakes Decorating, Napkin Rings, and Baked Ziti Preparation.
THANK YOU to the GA community for helping support this day of service! Lower School families brought in supplies to support veterans, the Middle School's donations assisted children and teens in need, and the Upper School helped people experiencing homelessness. These items were then distributed to organizations such as St. Christopher’s Hospital, Manna on Main, The Wardrobe, Cradles to Crayons, Mattie Dixon Cupboard, and more.
THANK YOU FOR HONORING THE LEGACY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.