People from Project Read- Menlo Park’s Families for Literacy program joined forces with volunteers participating in Menlo Park Presbyterian Church’s Compassion Weekend on Sunday to build 30 new bookcases for Belle Haven neighborhood families.
“I’ve been participating in Compassion Weekend for four or five years,” said MPPC member Mark Trail. “But this is the first year my nine-year-old daughters can fully participate. They’re now old enough to hammer a nail and paint. This is great project for us as a family because my kids are readers, and we’ve brought along some of their outgrown books to fill the new bookcases.”
This is the seventh year MPPC has held Compassion Weekend. Explains the church’s website: “…there are no regular worship services. Instead, we invite our friends and neighbors to join us for service projects up and down the Peninsula. This annual weekend was born out of a dream to see the church increasingly engaged in acts of service in our own communities; we share the love of Jesus in simple, yet powerful ways…and touch the lives of thousands of people in the process.”