Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The fourth annual MLK day of service will feature a variety of volunteer opportunities for children, teens and adults throughout Scotch Plains and Fanwood.
On January 21st Scotch Plains and Fanwood will hold the fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Since there will be a half-day of school in the district this year due to Hurricane Sandy, many of the events will take place in the afternoon. At 12:30 p.m. the day will kick off at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA with a drop-in lunch and fair. The fair will have a variety of informational booths on Martin Luther King Jr. and pizza provided by Nick’s Pizza for 2 dollars a slice. Nick’s Pizza is will be donating 50 percent of the profits made to MLK Day. According to a press release, last year’s event drew over 1,000 volunteers. “This year’s goal is to further establish the event as an important day in our community,” the release …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Here are seven videos highlighting the helping hands, voices, artistic talents, and more from the 2012 SPF MLK Day of Service.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Baking Apple Crisp for Local Food Pantries, Dress for Success Donations, Liam's Room gift wrapping, making dog toys for Best Friends, a Variety Show and more! 1000 volunteers turned out yesterday to celebrate a day on rather than a day off. Check out the photo gallery and read the full story on all the events and add your own photos here. You can also read the story and view the photo gallery of the opening ceremony or check out three videos of the opening introductions, performances and guest speakers. Want to blog about your experience on MLK Day? Email Patch Editor, Emily Everson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the photo gallery highlighting the volunteer events at this year's MLK Day of Service
The numbers are in! 1000 volunteers turned out for SPF MLK Day of Service. There were between 500 and 700 volunteers at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA activities alone. Volunteers of all ages collected donations, baked, sewed, danced and performed to make their community a better place. "Over a 1000 volunteers planned, ran and volunteered today," co-founder Michelle Shapiro Abraham said. "St. Judes had to close their open event because over 100 people turned up to make over 300 goodie bags. 5 huge bags were collected for Second Chance Toys, 250 bags of pretzels for Meals on Wheels and 1200 Valentines were made for Veterans." Although the event brought hundreds of families together to give back on "a day on rather than a day off," the …
Monday, January 16, 2012
Check out all of the photos from the opening ceremony at the JCC on Monday, January 16. Check back soon for photos of the volunteer events!
Volunteers of all ages gathered in the gym at the JCC on a gorgeous Martin Luther King Day to kick off a day of volunteering that drew hundreds upon hundreds to locations in Scotch Plains and Fanwood. "We started the day of service to make this a day on, rather than a day off, volunteering to make our home a better place," Co-chair and co-founder of SPF Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Michelle Shapiro Abraham explained. Local neighbors, family, friends, girl scout troops, students, local charities and more listened to remarks by local officials and heard three musical numbers from the Scotch Plains Fanwood High School Choir. Hearts were touched by footage of Dr. King's inspiring words, followed by the singing of "We Shall Overcome…
Send us your tweets and twit pics of your volunteer activities by using the hashtag #spfmlkday.
On Monday, January 16, at least 650 local volunteers will come together to participate in the 3rd annual Martin Luther King Day of Service. MLK Day of Service, co-founded by Michelle Shapiro Abraham , commemorates Dr. King's legacy by celebrating a day on rather than a day off. Chat live at home about what this day and Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream for humanity means to you. If you are volunteering, be sure to add to the live chat by tweeting your thoughts and twitpics from the event using the hash tag #spfmlkday. The opening program begins at the JCC in Fanwood at 9:30 a.m. If you missed the online registration, same day registration is available when you arrive. Patch is looking for volunteers to blog about their experiences after the …