It was an energizing and inspiring day on Monday January 15, 2024 as over 80 volunteers showed up at West Windsor Arts for our 6th annual MLK Day of Service.

In partnership with Latoya Edwards of the African American Parent Support Group of WWP, we spread the word starting in December 2023 for the need for volunteers as well as donations. As always, the community heard the call and responded in kind.

This year the projects benefited our neighbors in need utilizing the services of 7 different agencies. The generosity of our community in meeting their requests was overwhelming and evidence of its care and compassion.

Volunteers came ready to work and were happy to do it surrounded by the thought-provoking and beautiful artwork from the Manifesting Beloved Community exhibition. We received many compliments of appreciation throughout the day.

Special guests included our sponsor of the exhibition and day of service, Sandy Broughton of Citizens Bank and town council member Linda Geevers.

During the 6th annual MLK Day of Service, we packaged and delivered:

1,211 Utensil kits for Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK)
130 Children’s activity kits for Womanspace
107 Mom’s care kits for Womanspace
124 Letters to seniors through Letters Against Isolation
81 Young men’s care kits for PEI Kids
79 Baby care kits for MillHill Child and Family Development Center (plus extra diapers)
71 Healthy bedtime kits for RISE Community Services (plus extra books)
18 Handmade hats and scarves for Children’s Home Society of NJ (CHSNJ)

That’s 1,821 MLK Day of Service projects!

In addition, we would like to thank the following organizations and businesses for their support:

African American Parent Support Group of WWP
Citizens Bank
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Trenton Alumnae Chapter
Girl Scout Troop 72881
Greater Princeton Junior League
Novo Nordisk
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Delta Upsilon Chapter