Stockton Honors MLK with Day of Community Service

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Stockton students make sandwiches in service to Atlantic City on MLK Day 2019. (Photo provided)

Stockton University will host its 19th annual Martin Luther King Day of Service 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Jan. 16.

More than 800 Stockton students, faculty and staff are expected to participate in community service activities at both the Galloway Township and Atlantic City campuses, as well as several off-site locations.

Eleven Stockton student groups and programs will run projects at the Galloway Campus Center, including stuffing pencil cases with school supplies for local children, writing inspirational messages for youth, and making wreaths for older adult homes.

At the John F. Scarpa Academic Center in Atlantic City, volunteers will work with MudGirls Studios to paint tiles for the Painting Tile Project for Our Lady Star of the Sea School, create necessity kits for clients at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, and scan photos for the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey’s digital archives.

In Hammonton, volunteers will make holiday cards for community members at Stockton’s Kramer Hall, work on theater beautification projects at the Eagle Theatre, and prepare pantry bags for distribution at the Hammonton Family Success Center.

Groups of students and staff will also participate in projects at the Atlantic County Animal Shelter, South Jersey Horse Rescue, Hearts Therapeutic Riding Center, CONTACT Cape-Atlantic, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, among others.

More information is online at the Stockton MLK Day website.