A Peoria Park District Facility

Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service

January 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Free with museum admission or membership

Activities are free with museum admission or membership

Join us for our 2nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service!

Beginning in 1994, the US government recognized Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a “day ON, not a day off”. Come to the Peoria PlayHouse for a day filled with short and fun volunteer projects for children and their families. Participate in community service and enjoy a civil rights movement story time.

Volunteer projects include:

– Children and families can work together to finish fleece no-sew lap blankets for seniors in our community. Complete these gifts with a special handmade card.

– We will create collaborative artworks to donate to local senior living facilities to add some fun and joy to their living spaces.

– Work as a team to create “blessing bags” for foster children served by local organization FamilyCore. Let’s show all children we care.

Help us before then collect the following items for our “blessing bags” for FamilyCore. Drop-off at Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum is open until January 18th. For every item you donate you will receive a raffle ticket to win a free Maker Workshop.

Please, donate these:

  • New/unused travel-size toiletries (shampoos, lotions, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • New/unused child socks
  • New/unused child gloves
  • New/unused hair ties
  • New/unused Hair brushes/combs
  • Kleenex/tissues
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Deodorant
  • New or gently used children’s or YA books
  • New/unused small art supplies(crayons, small paint set, colored pencils, small drawing pads)


The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum