THE RICHARD STOCKTON COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

Office of Public Relations

Pomona, NJ  08240

 

Stockton’s 2nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Jan 16

 

For Immediate Release  

Monday, January 09, 2006

 

Contact:   Tim Kelly                                                             

                  Stockton Public Relations                                

                  (609) 652-4950                                                   

 

Galloway Twp. – Following an initial event that drew participation from more than 200 volunteers and touched the lives of many more, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is looking forward to its 2nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday January 16, 2006.

The brainchild of College President Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr., the event provides an opportunity for Stockton students, faculty and staff to partner with local non profit and service agencies in ways that are both helpful and memorable.

“Last year’s program was exceptional,” Saatkamp said. “What better way to reflect on Dr. King’s legacy than to help those less fortunate than ourselves. Our Stockton community responded in spectacular fashion last year.”

Volunteers from the College will be providing a variety of services at numerous agencies, including (Note to editors: the following list is not complete at the time of this writing) Atlantic City Rescue Mission, Caring, Inc., SPCA, Family Service Association, and Gilda’s Club.  There will also be numerous service activities available on campus, such as letter-writing to servicemen and servicewomen, and quilt making for “Project Linus” which serves abused children. Books Without Borders will be sorting donating books on campus as well. 

The schedule for the day’s events:

Date;               Monday January 16, 2006

Location:        N-Wing Restaurant

Time:              9:00     Registration and breakfast

9:30     Program

                        10:30   Depart for activities

1:30     Conclude activities

Boxed lunches will be provided.  All volunteers are encouraged to carpool to off-campus locations.  The College will not be providing transportation to off-campus sites.

All on-campus sites will take place in the gallery areas around Upper G-Wing, and outside the Performing Arts Center.

To pre-register for the Martin Luther king, Jr., Day of Service, please e-mail the following information to yesaccount@stockton.edu:

Individual names, e-mail address, and phone number.  Please indicate your interest,: working with the elderly, food bank, serving meals, letter writing to military men/women.

Space may be limited at individual sites; however, the Stockton staff will try to best match up all volunteers with their areas of interest.

 

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