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Stockton to hold MLK Day of Service across region Saturday

Stockton to hold MLK Day of Service across region Saturday

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Stockton University Atlantic City campus

Stockton University's Atlantic City campus

Stockton University hosting eight socially-distanced 2020 outdoor Commencement ceremonies.

Stockton University will hold its 17th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. across both its campuses and a number of offsite locations.

The event, originally scheduled for Jan. 18, was rescheduled to give on-campus students the opportunity to participate.

More than 25 projects are scheduled for the day. In-person events will only include Stockton faculty, staff and students. Community members and alumni may participate in one of the virtual service projects the university is offering.

Galloway projects include:

Making pet beds for the Atlantic County Animal Shelter

Making care packages for members of the military

Making seasonal wreaths for residents at Seashore Gardens Living Center

Organizing the Stockton Food Pantry

Making craft kits for the Arc of Atlantic County

Craft projects with Circle K Club for different organizations

Atlantic City projects include:

Beach cleanup with the Surfrider Foundation at 10 and 11:15 a.m.

Decorating tiles with Mud Girls Studio to deliver to community centers

Offsite projects include:

Volunteering at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in Egg Harbor Township

Atlantic County Utilities Authority watershed cleanup

Enlightened Farms growing season preparations in Egg Harbor City

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge cleanup

Eastern Service Workers clothing drive

Volunteering at Funny Farm Rescue in Mays Landing

Building a birding station at Royal Suites Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Galloway

Volunteering at South Jersey Horse Rescue in Egg Harbor City

Virtual projects include:

Preparing materials for the online Stockton naturalization class

Writing thank-you letters to workers at AtlantiCare

Writing letters to veterans at the Wilmington VA Medical Center Nursing Home

Reading to children and doing virtual art and science projects with children at New Day Family Success Center in Galloway

Creating social media posts for the Stories of Atlantic City project

Sign language awareness session and creating digital posters for the Stockton campuses

Collaborating with Absegami High School Interact Club on its virtual projects and college talk Q&A panel

Collaborating with the Brooklyn Art Library on its Sketch Book Project

To register for a project, visit stockton.edu/MLKDay.

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