Office of Service-Learning
& Volunteer Programs

West Chester University

Office Location: B 19 Killinger Hall
Mailing Address: 238 Sykes Union
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-3379


MLK Day of Service

Join us for the 21th Annual Celebration of MLK Jr. at WCU Thursday, January 23 from 3:00 - 5:00pm in Sykes Ballrooms (First week of school)

students holding blanket

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said,
“Life's most persistent and urgent question is:
‘What are you doing for others?’ ”

In 1994 Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service; a "day on, not a day off." In the spirit of community empowerment and social justice each year the Office of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs brings faculty, staff, and students together to participate in a service project right here at West Chester University. Together the campus community will be making fleece blankets for kids at Nemours A. I. DuPont Children’s Hospital, Chester County Hospital’s NICU and Pediatrics Departments, and Fleece for Keeps. The OSLVP student staff and student leaders from around campus will teach volunteers to make children’s blankets. Blanket making is very easy and no prior experience is necessary. The WCU campus community is aiming to make 150 blankets, so the more volunteers the better! Everyone is welcome!

students holding blanket


To learn more about the 21th Annual Celebration of MLK Jr. at West Chester University visit:

For more information about the MLK Day of Service at West Chester University, please contact the Office of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs at (610)436-3379 or contact Sierra Calaman, Graduate Assistant, at