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New Jersey club sponsors MLK Day service projects

| Jan 15, 2021

New Jersey club sponsors MLK Day service projects

In New Jersey, the Kiwanis Club of the Haddons is offering club members — and the community — a way to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day with low- and no-contact service projects.  

The club will collect nonperishable food items for area food pantries, as well as pajamas to help longtime partner the Pajama Program — New Jersey Chapter. And community members who miss reading to kids will be able to record a video while reading a book and upload it to the club’s YouTube site.

Other noncontact volunteer opportunities include making alphabet flash card decks for the Love Letters for Literacy Project. Volunteers create the cards using capital letters in a block font for distribution by Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey.

Club members said the projects gave the club an opportunity to improve the lives of children in the community while commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  

The club placed drop-off boxes at several Camden County locations to collect the items. Club members will document their service on the club’s Facebook page, Kiwanis Club of the Haddons.

Other projects for the day of service include sorting and packing books with BookSmiles. Participants were encouraged to sign up online and wear a mask while participating.  

An opportunity to lift the spirits of the community’s older residents is also available. The club seeks greeting cards and letters for residents of a local elder-care facility where visitors are restricted due to COVID-19.

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