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Clothing & School Supply Drive

Collection: items needed: new or gently used coats/jackets, sneakers, pajamas, pants, shirts, and new socks and underwear. School supplies needed include coloring/activity books and notebooks.

Elkins Park, PA

1/22/21 9:00 AM

Jazz for King

This year's theme is "Black Panthers(s), Black Power: Celebrating Black (Super) Heroism. Come jam with us as we groove to the music styling of Glenn Bryan & Friends. Be inspired by Nia-Next,the youth performance company of Danse4Nia Repertory Ensemble. Laugh with Kenny Ray Walker! Register: Contact: Diane Leslie,

Virtual (Virtual)

2/5/21 6:00 PM

Absegami Tutoring & College Talk

For this project Stockton University will partner with the Absegami High School for the Stockton MLK Day of Service on Saturday, January 30, 2021. At the event Stockton volunteers will aid college students with their course work via a virtual tutoring session. Afterwards the Stockton Volunteers will sit on a pannel and answer questions about college from the high school students. If there is time at the end of the session the volunteers will introduce other virtual service opprotunitines to the students such as Zooniverse to showcase ways in which youth can still volunteer and give back to their community during the pandemic. Virtual project via zoom

Zoom (Virtual)

1/30/21 9:30 AM

Atlantic County Animal Shelter Pet Bed Project

For this project Stockton University will partner with the Atlantic County Animal Shelter to make no-sew DIY dog and cat bed for the residents at the shelter as they await adoption, for the Stockton MLK Day of Service on Saturday, January 30, 2021. The project aims to make 24 large dog beds and 25 cat beds.

Absecon, NJ

1/30/21 9:30 AM

Trash Cleanup for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

While gathering in large groups for our annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Trash Cleanup at Bristol Marsh is not possible this year, you can still help keep our open spaces, streams, rivers, and other waterways clean. Heritage Conservancy, TNC, and DCNR are partnering to invite you to gather your own "quaran-team" and conduct an independent cleanup Organize a small group of your choice and pick-up trash on any date between January 23, 2021 and February 7, 2021. You may select a location close to your home/office or pick one of our suggested properties and receive a map with property details. Each registered “quaran-team” will receive a gift card upon submission of their cleanup results! *Pre-registration is required. To register your team and select your date and location, please click this link: Independent Cleanup Registration Link ***All participants must comply with CDC, state, and local COVID-19 procedures designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19 including, but not limited, wearing a face mask, practicing social distancing, and following proper hand hygiene protocols.

Bristol, PA

1/23/21 10:00 AM

Virtual Philabundance Food Drive

Virtual Food Drive benefitting Philabundance January 1st - 31st: To donate:

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 1/31/21

Collect stuffed animals to turn into safe toys for homeless dogs and cats

Glad Dogs Nation takes donated kid toys, sanitizes them, and upcycles them to be safe pet toys. We sell them and donate 100% of profits to animal causes. And we donate them to shelters and rescues across the country. We need more stuffed toys that we can upcycle! You can create a stuffed toy drive in your community to support our efforts. Glad Dogs will pick them up the donations from you when convenient.

Through 1/31/21

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