Community Invited to Day of Service, Celebration, in Honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

1/11/19

TRENTON – From service to celebration, community members are invited to pay tribute to the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a series of events at the Mercer County Community College (MCCC) James Kerney Campus in Trenton on MLK Day, Monday, Jan. 21.

MLK Day activities begin on the Kerney campus, 102 North Broad Street, with a day of service beginning at 9 a.m. Volunteers will choose from six service activities, including:

 

  • Preparing bag lunches for the Rescue Mission of Trenton;
  • Wrapping utensils for Trenton Area Soup Kitchen;
  • A children’s book fair;
  • A Trenton community cleanup;
  • Classroom painting at the Children’s Home Society;
  • Packaging of snacks and lap blankets for Ronald McDonald House of South Jersey with the MCCC Fashion Club. The club will be sewing the blankets on Saturday, Jan. 19 from noon to 5 p.m. in Kerney Hall, and collecting the snacks throughout the week;
  • Sewing for Service, a project held in conjunction with MCCC’s Fashion Design program.

 

Service activities will be followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m., with performances and speakers celebrating the life of the Rev. King through words, dance, and song beginning at 1:30 p.m. Keynote speaker is the Rev. Charisse Tucker, associate pastor of St. Paul’s Baptist Church in Philadelphia, who will speak on the topic “Restoring a Cultural Legacy of Care and Service as We Embrace Change.”

The day of service is sponsored by A Better Way, First Book, Hose of Blessings Church of God, New Jersey Youth Corps, the Children’s Home Society, Seta Phi Beta Sorority, Trio/Upward Bound, and MCCC. For more information or to volunteer, visit http://www.mccc.edu/mlk_dos.

 

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Taylor Pickett-Stokes, an MCCC alumnus, will be among the performers during the college's Martin Luther King Day celebration at the James Kerney Campus in Trenton.