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Gloucester Township’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service 2023

January 16 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

“Make It A Day On, Not A Day Off”

Please join Mayor David Mayer, Township Council, Gloucester Township Public Schools, and Friends and Neighbors on January 16th by volunteering your time to fulfill Dr. King’s dream of helping others. As Dr. King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: “What are you doing for others?” Be a part of fun and worthwhile service projects that have a lasting impact on our entire community.

Monday, January 16, 2023

Charles W. Lewis Middle School, 875 Erial Road, Blackwood

8:30 A.M. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:15 A.M. Program and Presentation
10:00 A.M. Departure for Day of Service activities
12:00 P.M. Conclusion of Day of Service activities

Reserve your spot now on this inspiring day by pre-registering through the form below**

** We are limiting preregistration to 500 volunteers. Online registration will end on Thursday, January 12th at Noon. Event day registration is available, however project availability may be limited.

Day of Service sites:

  • Blackwood Animal HospitalRehab and extend a walking trail for furry friends to use while waiting for their appointment or stay at the hospital. (Activity located at Blackwood Animal Hospital) *CAPACITY REACHED*
  • Blankets for the Camden County Women’s Shelter – Create fleece tie blankets for the Camden County Women’s Shelter children. (Activity takes place at C.W. Lewis Middle School).
  • Blenheim Fire Company – Help the men and women of the Fire Department with firehouse duties.
  • Camden County Animal Shelter – Assist in the care of sheltered animals (limit of 25)*CAPACITY REACHED*
  • Camden County Animal ShelterTreats– Stuffing kongs with a peanut butter mixture for dogs at the shelter. (Activity takes place at CW Lewis Middle School).*CAPACITY REACHED*
  • Camden County Greenhouse – Work in the Greenhouse planting seeds for the upcoming year.
  • Cards for Soldiers – Creating cards to send to our brave men and women a card of hope and thanks.
  • Cookies for a Cause – Bake chocolate chip cookies, bag them and add a special message for the Cathedral Kitchen. (Activity takes place at CW Lewis Middle School)*CAPACITY REACHED*
  • CPR Training – Friends and Family CPR. Inspira will provide a two hour CPR class. (limit of 30) (Activity takes place at CW Lewis Middle School)
  • Giggle Books – Create small booklets with playful jokes, nursery rhymes, silly faces etc. Donate them to a hospital for children. (Activity takes place at CW Lewis Middle School).
  • Gloucester Township Family Success Center –The Family Resource Center provides services to families throughout our Township and region. This project is a general cleanup of the area. (outside activity)
  • Gloucester Township Scholarship Committee – Create signs for the annual 5K race. (Activity takes place at CW Lewis Middle School)
  • Gloucester Township Senior Campus Center – Bingo and Valentine’s Day Card making with the Seniors. (Activity takes place at Senior Campus Center in the Lakeland Complex)
  • Gloucester Township Mayor’s Office Toy Drive – Organize, sort and store remaining toys from the annual Mayor’s Toy Drive. (Project located in the Township Council Chambers)
  • Living Word Bible Fellowship Church Paint Project – Located on Somerdale Road this project entails painting 1,000 sf walls within the Church.
  • MLK Day of Service Staff – This project entails assisting with day of registration, t-shirt and breakfast distribution, and set up and clean up of the MLK Day of Service site at CW Lewis Middle School.*CAPACITY REACHED*
  • PB & J for the Cathedral Kitchen in Camden – Make 1200 PB & J Sandwiches and deliver a take home snack for those in need. (Activity takes place at CW Lewis Middle School)
  • Senior Sock Hop – Bring your best dance moves and dance the morning with our Senior Citizens. Volunteers will serve refreshments and serve as dance partners. (Activity takes place at the Senior Center)
  • Soles for Souls – Sorting donated shoes. Through the collection and sale of used shoes, Soles4Souls helps create self-sustaining jobs that generate desperately needed revenues throughout impoverished communities. (Activity takes place at the Senior Center)
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society (Food Bank at Our Lady of Hope-St. Agnes Church) – Organizing, inventory, collection of donations.

The MLK Day of Service Registration Site is now closed. We will be accepting in person late registrations beginning at 8:30 am on MLK Day at CW Lewis Middle School. Late registrants will be able to register for projects with the greatest need. Project availability may be limited

For more information please contact Orlando Mercado at or at


January 16
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Charles W Lewis Middle School, Gloucester Township, NJ, United States
875 Erial Road
Blackwood, NJ 08012 United States
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