The Pathfinder School: Traverse City Community School

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018

Join us for a day of service and celebration as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Day of Service and Celebration

January 15, 2018

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘what are you doing for others?’”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


12pm-1pm: Donation Collection at Locations Below

1:50-2:45pm: FREE Concert & Performance at Pathfinder


While many schools and businesses are closed on January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Day, the students of The Pathfinder School will be busy hosting a Day of Service and Celebration, to benefit the greater Traverse Bay community and honor this important holiday. The entire student body will spend the day supporting those in need and providing an opportunity for the community to celebrate civic action and global citizenship.

To respond to the needs of our community, Pathfinder students will be manning various collection sites across the region during the morning of Martin Luther King Day (Monday, January 15). Students will be collecting canned goods, personal hygiene articles, winter clothing, and infant care items. In the afternoon, Pathfinder will host a free concert @ 1:50pm featuring local musicians and other performances that is open to the public. The concert will provide a way for the people of the Traverse Bay region to join together in celebration of this important holiday and national hero.



Pathfinder will be partnering with the Father Fred Foundation, Goodwill Inn, and Leelanau Christian Neighbors Baby Pantry to receive their collected items. Students will be accepting donated items from 12pm-1pm at the following locations. Please make a point to donate at one of these locations:

  • Oryana Markets (on Lake St)

  • Toms West Bay

  • Toms East Bay

  • Toms 14th Street

  • The Pathfinder School

Desired items for donation:

  • 5 oz canned tuna
  • 5 ox canned chicken
  • soups
  • beef stew
  • dried beans
  • peanut butter
  • rice
  • dried pasta
  • pasta sauce
  • canned fruit in juice.
  • Toothpaste/Toothbrushes
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Razor blades and shaving cream
  • Feminine products
  • Foot and body powder
  • Soap
  • Denture cleaner/tablets/adhesive
  • Socks (men and women)
  • Underwear (Large sizes men, women)
  • Bras
  • Diapers/baby wipes
  • Diapers of any size.  
  • Baby wipes.
  • New or gently used baby and toddler clothing.
  • Baby food and formula 
  • New baby toys.



The free concert will begin at 1:50 pm on Monday January 15 at the Pathfinder School at 11930 S. West Bay Shore Dr, including performances from:

  • Mary Sue Wilkinson
  • Pat Neimisto
  • The Pathfinder Mallet Ensemble.

Songs and sing-a-longs will be appropriate for all ages and be in the spirit of service and community stewardship. Additional item donations will be accepted during the concert.