Monday, January 17, 2022

The Jersey Cares Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service engages people across the state to embody Dr. King's vision and bring people of all ages and backgrounds together, strengthening their communities and building a stronger New Jersey. Volunteers across the state will come together to honor Dr. King's legacy through a variety of projects.


Thank You to Our Sponsors


Virtual Project Options

Registration is now open! Please click the links below to sign up for projects.

Virtual Walk: This virtual event is a way to bring all NJ residents together in solidarity to support the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and social justice causes. We encourage participants to make signs and chalk art as they host their virtual walk or run from home! 50% of all funds raised for this project support the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice.

  • Registration for this project is FREE.
  • This project is appropriate for ages 4+.
  • The last day to register for this project is Sunday, January 16th.

Virtual Cards: Volunteers will create electronic cards including pictures and inspirational quotes, and virtual activity packets for children who are currently hospitalized.    

  • Registration for this project is FREE.
  • This project is appropriate for ages 4+.
  • Registration for this project has CLOSED as it has reached capacity.

Virtual Chopped Challenge: Volunteers will participate in a Hunger Simulation Icebreaker to understand the difficulties of feeding a family on a limited budget and create custom recipes for economically disadvantaged families using food commonly found in inner city convenience and grocery stores. 

  • Registration for this project is FREE.
  • This project is appropriate for ages 14+.
  • Registration for this project has CLOSED as it has reached capacity.

Restful Night Kits: Volunteers will create no-sew fleece blankets, decorate, and pack a restful night kit that will be donated to nonprofits throughout the state to support their community members. 

  • Registration for this project is $30 if you would like to pick up supplies at the Jersey Cares office or $40 to have supplies shipped to your address.
  • This project is appropriate for ages 12+.
  • Registration for this project has CLOSED.

Canvas Painting: Volunteers will paint pre-sketched canvases that will be donated to nonprofits throughout the state to brighten their facility.

  • Registration for this project is $30 if you would like to pick up supplies at the Jersey Cares office or $40 to have supplies shipped to your address.
  • This project is appropriate for ages 14+.
  • Registration for this project has CLOSED.

Virtual Senior Reading Series: Volunteers will record themselves reading chapters of popular novels to bring entertainment to senior citizens during these unprecedented times. 

  • Registration for this project is FREE.
  • This project is appropriate for ages 16+.
  • Registration for this project has CLOSED as it has reached capacity.

In-Person Project Options

Registration is now closed and will open in December 2022.

Coat Sorting: Volunteers will sort through coat donations in-person at our container sites across the state. All opportunities will be held outside, unless otherwise noted.

  • Registration for these projects is FREE.
  • These projects are appropriate for ages 14+.
  • All opportunities will take place on Sunday, January 16th.
  • All opportunities will take place from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Coat Sorting in Ramsey

Coat Sorting in Branchburg

Coat Sorting in Metuchen

Coat Sorting in Freehold

Coat Sorting in Garfield

Coat Sorting in Morristown

Coat Sorting in Livingston


SWAG AND SUPPORT

Head over to our online store to make a donation supporting Jersey Cares and receive an MLK Day shirt as a thank you!

To make a donation and check out other Jersey Cares accessories, please click HERE.


Questions? Please call us at 973-533-1993 or email us at mlkdos@jerseycares.org.