Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Download: MLK 2024 Memorial Service

Monday, January 15, 2024

Join us on Monday, January 15 at United Lutheran Seminary Philadelphia Campus for MLK Day of Service to help disaster survivors near and far. Together we will pack hygiene kits and clean-up kits for Lutheran Disaster Response, and have a time to remember Dr. King’s life and ministry

All ages are welcome! This Day of Service is an excellent service opportunity for youth groups, families, and individuals. The day begins at 9:30 a.m. at Benbow Hall in ULS’ Brossman Center, 7301 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia PA 19119. Lunch is available for a freewill offering but you must register in advance for lunch by emailing Heidi Shilanskus at . The event will conclude by 1:30 p.m.

If you can’t join us on Monday, January 15, you can still help!

Items needed for the kits:

Basic Hygiene Kit ContentsClean-up Kit Contents
1 - Toothbrush

1 – Toothpaste (any size)

3 - Moist Towelettes

1 –bottle Shampoo (12oz or smaller)

1-bottle Conditioner (12oz or smaller)

1 - EZ Towel Tablet (or small washcloth)

3 - Sanitary Napkins

1 - Deodorant Stick

1 - Bar Soap

1 – Comb

Combine all in a drawstring or large ziplock bag 
One five-gallon bucket with resealable lid (If reused, please scrub clean. Do not use a bucket that has held chemicals of any kind. No screw lid. Advertisement on the outside acceptable.)

NEW – One 4-8oz. pump spray air freshener

Five scouring pads (No stainless steel or pads with soap in them. Remove from packaging.)

Seven sponges, including one large

One scrub brush (With or without handle.)

18 reusable, lightweight multipurpose dry cleaning towels (No terrycloth, microfiber or paper towels. Remove from packaging.)

One 32-64oz. or two 25oz. bottle(s) of liquid laundry detergent

One 16-34oz. bottle of liquid disinfectant dish soap

One 12-40oz. bottle of liquid concentrate household cleaner that can be mixed with water (No spray bottles.)

One package of 36-50 clothespins

One 50-100ft. clothesline (Cotton or plastic line.)

Five dust masks (N95 particulate respirator dust masks preferred; No surgical masks.)

Two pairs of heavy-duty, waterproof dishwashing gloves (Latex-free, non-surgical. Durable for multiple-use. Remove from packaging.)

One pair of work gloves (Cotton with leather palm or all leather.)

20-28 heavy duty or contractor type 30-45 gallon trash bags on a roll (Remove from packaging.)

One 6-9oz. bottle of non-aerosol insect repellent (Pump spay bottles must have protective covers. Packs of 10-20 insect repellent wipes also acceptable.)

This event is a collaboration between United Lutheran Seminary, Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod, and Lutheran Congregational Services.

To register or for more information, please contact Heidi Shilanskus at