MLK Day of Service


We would like to thank the 900+ volunteers, project leaders, and community partners involved with the 11th Annual MLK Day of Service held on 1/19/2015. Thousands of hours of service were recorded, hundreds of sandwiches made, and dozens of community organizations received vital assistance to maintain, improve or foster their mission.  

We ask all parties involved with the MLK Day of Service to provide the committee with feedback. We look forward to the constructive comments to continually improve our event.  
2015 MLK Day of Service Feedback Survey

In case you missed it, here are some of the articles and pictures posted online:
The Press of Atlantic City - 1/19/2015
Twitter #StocktonMLK 
Facebook #StocktonMLK

Service Opportunities for MLK Day 2015 include:
(as of 1/7/2015 - all projects subject to change)
 Registration, Breakfast and Project Selection begins at 8:00am in Galloway
Organization Location Status # Vol Project Description
AKA Alumni Bake-Off Northfield Reserved 10 Baking for HIV Awareness at Beth Israel in Northfield
ARC of Atlantic County Clean-up Egg Harbor Twp Open 4-6 Volunteers will assist in office tasks include but are not limited to press/media coverage organization, closet clean up, mass mailing assistance, and general cleaning.
Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) Greenhouse Clean-up Egg Harbor Twp Open  6 Greenhouse and outdoor trail clean-up
Books Without Borders Book Drive & Organization On-Campus Galloway  Open  25 Books without Borders will collect donations from various locations across campus, box the books and transport them to the storage facility oncampus. NEED: Boxes, Tape
Career Opportunity Development, Inc Inventory Egg Harbor City  Open 15  Complete fixed asset inventory of premises. Students will be responsible for tagging items with barcode tags and then entering the item's name and location.
CARING, INC Adult Health Care Daily Activities Pleasantville Reserved  8 Volunteers would help with plan activities or demonstrate a specialty of their own during our saturday activity program for seniors with disabilities. We do have about 25 % of the clients who speak Spanish, so bi-lingual volunteers are welcomed. (anyone who can sing,dance, or act. would be beneficial )
Circle K Service Opportunities On-Campus Galloway Open   100+ pb+j sandwiches, cards for kids, operation write home, craft kits for st. judes, mcdonald house, spring village holiday door hanger, luminary bags, heart shaped pillows, post-lunch green dot
Coalition for Civic Engagement On-Campus Galloway Open 11-15  The organization we will be sending out letters and scarves to to disperse to needy troops and veterans is Operation Gratitude.
Coalition for Women's Rights & Pleasantville Schools On-Campus Galloway Reserved  20 Mentoring opportunities between Stockton Coalition for Women's Rights and children from the Pleasantville School District.
Coastal Volunteers In Medicine  Barnegat Open   3-5 Assisting Coastal VIM in patient and volunteer feedback questionnaires. Organize inventory. Distribute flyers to local businesses.Great for Health Science majors.
Coin Drop for Habitat for Humanity Egg Harbor Twp  Open  7-10 Volunteers will implement a coin drop near campus for the benefit of Habitat for Humanity. Funds raised will go towards local rebuilding efforts. NOTE: DRESS WARM this project is OUTSIDE
Eastern Service Workers Pleasantville  Open  8 Assist ESWA with a winter clothing distribution
FEMALES & Galloway Step Club On-Campus Galloway Reserved 20  Arts and crafts for children's hospital in Egg Harbor TWP. as a joint project between Stockton F.E.M.A.L.E.S. and Galloway Step Club.
Family Services Association @ Spruce Avenue Egg Harbor Twp  Open  5-8 Need assistance in painting hallways and rooms. Organizing arts and craft supplies. Organizing the clothing closet and the food pantry. Also helping to make signs, crafts, and other supplies for children activities in up coming events.
Family Services Association @ English Creek Egg Harbor Twp Open 7-10  Boutique Clean-up and organization
Girl Scouts of Central & Southern NJ Document Creation On-Campus Galloway Reserved  4-6 Continuation of Make A Difference Day of Service project. Retype and update official GSA documents.
Inter-Faith Council Sandwiches and Greeting Cards Newman's Club, Pomona Road Reserved  tba Making pbj sandwiches and greeting cards for the Atlantic City Rescue Mission
Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union Finance Development Workshop  Northfield  Open  7-10 Open to all of Stockton Community but if individuals who have a special interest in the finance or business development we strongly encourage those who do to participate, as we will learn how to better our community using the financial institution as its vehicle.
Noyes Museum Outdoor Landscaping Galloway Open   7-10 Assist the Noyes Museum of Galloway with their outdoor landscaping needs in preparation for Spring plantings and events. NOTE: DRESS WARM need gloves
Seashore Gardens Social Activities


Open 7-10 Assist with activities and serving lunch
South Jersey Horse Rescue Clean-up Weekstown Open  20 The horse rescue needs general cleanup and maintenance in their paddock, feed room, tack room, food buckets, and bagging of manure for donations NEED: Work Gloves, Boots, Outside Clothes
South Shore Ministries Thrift Shop @ Galloway Galloway Open  3 Volunteers would be pricing donations, organizing donations received, and organizing store
South Shore Ministries Thrift Shop @ Northfield Northfield  Open  3 Volunteers would be pricing donations, organizing donations received, and organizing store
St. Mary's Church ESL Curriculum On-Campus Galloway Open  5-10 Bi-lingual, Spanish speaking volunteers are encouraged to help assemble ESL lessons for St. Mary's Church in Pleasantville.
Stanley Holmes Academic Activity Organization On-Campus Galloway Open  20-25  Programs, games, activities for children age 5-11
Stockton EMS Hands Only CPR On-Campus Galloway Open All  The training sessions will run approximately 30 minutes long and provide participants the skills necessary to perform hands only CPR on adults. An overview of the Heimlich maneuver will also be provided for both adult and children. Participants will receive a participation card, but not a formal certification from the American Heart Association.
Student Senate's "Students Helping Students" On-Campus Galloway Reserved  45 This program matches Stockton Students with Atlantic City High School student to help create and implement a service-learning project and mentor opportunities
Tau Delta Phi - Delta Kappa Alumni Association Food Drive Galloway Reserved  20 Solicit and Collect non-perishable and high protein foods for the Eastern Service Workers Emergency Food Pantry
Tax Preparation Training for VITA Program On-Campus Galloway Open 35

Volunteers will have the opportunity to become trained in the UNITED WAY Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. This certification enables trained volunteers to help community members complete their income tax returns.

Teach-in #BlackLivesMatter On-Campus Galloway Open 50 Honoring Dr. King's vision of change and social responsibility, this student-organized program for fellow students features discussion on Power, Poetry and Peace, Reflection on recent events and an Action Plan for the future
The Stockton Center for Community Engagement Food Drive On-Campus Galloway Open  4-6  Food Drive organize from volunteers of MLK DOS, then distributed to the FSA Family Success Center in Galloway via receiving Box Truck
They Are Heroes, Too! Fundraising Letters On-Campus Galloway Open  6 We provide free tutoring for these children as their transient lifestyle can cause academic gaps in learning. I am in need of students to assist in our fundraising efforts by addressing and stuffing envelopes that will be sent to businesses.
Tuckerton Seaport and Baymen's Museum Organizing and Painting Tuckerton Open  15 Projects at our museum including sorting and organizing of collection items in storage and possible painting projects. NEED: Please dress for the weather (unheated building and/or outside) & bring work gloves
Unitarian Universalist Congregation Outdoor Play Station Set-up  Galloway  Open  6 We are looking to create an outdoor play space for the children of our congregation consisting of several simple play stations (ie, a tic tac toe board made w/ pavers, low balance beam from 2x4s, stumps to create a low climbing challenge, etc). We hope that this space will encourage the children in our congregation to play outdoors following their religious education classes. NEED: Work gloves, boots 
Waterwatch & EDIBL  On-Campus Galloway  Open 50  Participate in the semi-annual campus clean-up hosted by WaterWatch 
Zombie Outbreak Simulator & Emergency Preparedness  On-Campus Galloway Open 50  Learn emergency preparedness, strategies and execute a Zombie Outbreak simulator  
Please note that registration does not begin until 8:30am in Hammonton and Manahawkin. All activities begin from at Kramer Hall, 30 Front Street, Hammonton, NJ. 

Organization Location #Vol Project Description
Inventory for Hammonton Arts Center 219 Bellevue Ave 4-6 Clean-up, Full inventory, all items listed, and entered into a spread sheet program. NEED: Work gloves Goggles, Closed Toe Shoes
Valentines Cards for Greenbriar Nursing Home Kramer Hall 20 Volunteers will make greeting cards and other valentines for the residents at the local nursing home. (Holiday decorations / valentines day door decorations) - veterans memorial home in vineland
Warehouse Clean-up at Eagle Theatre 208 Vine St 20 Help organize and clean-up their props, sets and storage areas
Clerical Assistance with Allies in Caring 425 N. Third St 2 We need one volunteer to help us with clerical work in our office. This will include updating database, browsing required information online etc.
CPR/AED Training (Non-Cert) Kramer Hall 10 Welcome to anyone
Please note that registration does not begin until 8:30am in Hammonton and Manahawkin.
All activities are located at 712 E. Bay Ave, Manahawkin, NJ, unless otherwise noted
Event Time Room Host/Project Leader
Site Opening 8:00am n/a n/a
Registration 8:30-9:00am Lobby Nicole/Maria
Program Begins - Livestream 9:00-9:30am MIS 1 Mark Pezzotta/Matt Kappe
Projects Begin 10:00am ALL n/a
Winter Stress Buster 10:00AM-11:30am MIS 1 Doreen Greenberg
SCOSA Card Making: Valentines & Get Wells for Children 10:00am-2:00pm MIS 2 Shannon Wu
"Suit Up" with Soroptimist International of LBI 10:00-11:30am Soroptimist of Manahawkin Barbara Teel, Maria Giunta
Lighthouse International Film Festival Data Entry 10:00am-2:00pm LOBBY Michele Collins Davies
LUNCH 11:30am-12:30pm LOBBY Pietro's
"Mastering Your Technology" 12:30-1:30pm MIS 1 Doreen Breenberg, Mark Pezzotta
 "Make Your Own T-Shirt Bag!" 10:30AM-2:00PM  MIS 2  Barbara Reynolds/ Maria
 Program Ends   2:00PM    
Atlantic City: 
Registration, Breakfast and Project Selection begins at 8:00am in Atlantic City's Carnegie Library 35 MLK Blvd and Pacific Ave
Organization Location #Vol Project Description
Jackie Robinson Exhibit @ African American Museum of Southern NJ AC Arts Center 21+ This is part of our permanent collection and features one of the greatest African American athletes that ever lived. The collection is scheduled to be on display at the ACAC for six months and needs to be refurbished. After refurbishing and its initial exhibition, it will travel around the United States.NEED: Laptops & Cameras
Atlantic City Rescue Mission 2009 Bacharach Ave 12 "Kitchen Shift" - Volunteers will assit in the kitchen for the prep and serving of lunch.
Covenant House of Atlantic City 929 Atlantic Ave 6-8 Completion of a Community Survey regarding perception of homeless youth in AC
A.H.E.A.R.T Inventory & Organization 27 Gordon's Alley 10 AHEART helps families of infant children with clothing and supplies. This project will help inventory and Organize their donations.
Service Project Location Vol Project Description
Community-Wide Public Safety Workshops Sam Azeeze Museum 610 Washington Ave, Woodbine All 10am to 2pm Fire Safety Seminar by Woodbine Volunteer Fire Dept including Fire Safety Plans for home & Work, Equip used by firemen on scene, how to become a firefighter, fire hose demonstration
For additional questions, or how to host your own service project, please contact the Office of Service-Learning at rscservicelearning@gmail.com or by calling 609-652-4256.   

Questions about service-learning?

Email us at servicelearning@stockton.edu