"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?""
Those words, spoken by Martin Luther King decades ago, were personified by children who attend Belmont Hills Elementary School and their parents. Narberth's Borough Hall was the scene of the philanthropic event on Martin Luther King day. Simply stated, the purpose was to do something for others. Among the beneficiaries were Narberth Food Bank, Roxborough's Northern Home for Children, Leidy Elementary School in Philadelphia and ElderNet of Lower Merion and Narberth. It was the third in the series of annual events.
The event was organized by Barbara Carlin, Christine Buha, Kirsten Thomson, and Emily Cane, all members of the Belmont Hills Elementary Home and School Association. Fifth-graders at the school under the guidance of Heather Marg-Bracken, a parent, were part of a special project within the main project. During the school year, they have raised money to purchase food for the Narberth Community Food Bank. Students and parents met today to sort and package that food for delivery to the Food Bank. The fifth-graders earned enough to provide 450 meals.
There was a bake sale raised money for cash contributions, and people could donate books, coats, and food at a variety of stations in the Borough Hall's auditorium. There were activities for the children, all aimed at learning about giving to others. Opening at 9 a.m., it was not more than 30 minutes before the venue was filled with area residents. All who came were there in the spirit of giving.