A Week Of Service In Honor Of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Center for Leadership and Service hosts MLK Week of Service

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A Week Of Service In Honor Of Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK Week of Service will be hosted from Tuesday, Feb 19 to Saturday, Feb 24 with various volunteering opportunities.

Gaelle Gilles

The Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) will host its annual MLK Week of Service from Tuesday, February 21, 2017 to Tuesday, February 28, 2017. 

CLS hosts MLK Week of Service to "promote why community service is important throughout our community," comments Shannon Brown, a CLS service specialist. Brown is a junior majoring in recreational therapy with a focus on pre-occupational therapy. Brown also said MLK Week of Service is one way to help encourage other students to serve.

Below is a list of all the service projects during the week-long event.

Tuesday, February 21 and Friday, February 24, 2017: From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. students can volunteer at Bernice's Place. Bernice's Place is an after-school program that serves local at-risk children. Students can expect to read stories to children, and help children with arts and crafts that relate to Black History Month.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017: From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. visit the Miron Student Center (MSC) Alumni Atrium to help CLS build a dream quilt. Students will be able to design a personal quilt patch and write or draw their thoughts on diversity, brotherhood or sisterhood.  

Saturday, February 25, 2017: The Community Food Bank of New Jersey service event will begin at 11 a.m. and run until 2 p.m. This project allows students to do numerous activities, ranging from food sorting or packing lunches for kids. 

Sunday, February 26, 2017: Students can participate in the service event Atria Senior Living. During this service trip, students will offer senior citizens companionship as they participate in arts and craft, manicures and more. This trip runs from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Service Specialist Mathew Garry, a junior majoring in psychology, mentioned that volunteering is a way "to make a positive change in the world." 

Volunteering is not a must, but at the end of the day it brings positivity to someone's life.

If interested in attending any of the service events, log on to Cougar Link. Visit the CLS Cougar Link page and click on "Events." Find the service event, click on the registration link and fill out the registration form. Please keep in mind that some service projects fill up quickly, so sign-up early to guarantee a spot.