By Gary Puleo
May 30, 2018
PLYMOUTH >> Flowers, dancing and wine are a big part of May Day celebrations in the rest of the world, but here in Plymouth Meeting the ancient holiday that is said to have originated with the Romans and the Greeks is marked with volunteerism.
The 5th annual Metroplex May Day recently took over the Target parking lot in Plymouth Meeting, when The Goldenberg Group and nonprofit Cradles to Crayons teamed up again for a “Battle of the Schools” competition, with students from more than 15 area schools collecting donations of new or like-new clothes, shoes, toys, books, baby gear and new baby supplies for local children living in poverty.
“It’s our responsibility and honor to positively impact the communities we serve. Through our annual Metroplex May Day event, our relationships and resources help Cradles to Crayons be more effective in its mission of providing kids in need with the essential items they need to thrive,” said Ellen Lissy Rosenberg, vice president of Development and Civic Engagement for The Goldenberg Group. “Thanks to the support of our partners and supporters, this event continues to flourish enabling us to help thousands of children in need each year.”