MLK Day project offers hope and fills “Blessing Bags”

On Monday, January 20, over 150 Maple Point Middle School stu­dents and a small group of Neshaminy High School stu­dents gath­ered in the cafe­te­ria at Maple Point in Langhorne for the third annu­al Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service project to ben­e­fit Angels in Motion.

Students through­out the school have been col­lect­ing food dona­tions for weeks to fill “bless­ing bags” which are dis­trib­uted by Angels in Motion to home­less addicts liv­ing on the streets of Philadelphia as a way to help them sur­vive and lead them to resources to help fight their addic­tion. The stu­dents also wrote notes of encour­age­ment, made sand­wich­es for some of the bags, and cut up plas­tic bags to be woven into “plarn” used to cre­ate sleep­ing mats.

This is the fourth year of this project. An expan­sion is planned for next year to pos­si­bly dou­ble the num­ber of dona­tions and par­tic­i­pants.