MLK Day of Service

Partner with UrbanPromise and the Camden community for our upcoming Martin Luther King Day of Service! 

Last year over 300 children, teens, and adults from the South Jersey area participated in our 2012 MLK Day of Service. We’re hoping for an even greater turnout on Monday, January 21 and to engage in a wider variety of projects—a Camden park cleanup, an art project for the community of Newtown, CT, and several collections for local residents. 

But we need your help to pull it off! 

Consider joining us on January 21 and/or sponsoring our service projects by donating the following: 

Art Supplies - To create “art of hope” for the community of Newtown, CT and children in local shelters and hospitals:

- 150 sheets of 11x17 copy paper
2 rolls of contact paper
- Candy molds
- Construction paper
- Markers, crayons, glue
- Cellophane                              
- 10 boxes of colored pencils              
- 25 pieces of poster board
- 5 rolls of duct tape                                     
- (25) 18x24 stretched canvases
- 130 plain colored t-shirts        
- 65 small condiment containers

 
Food & Drinks - To nourish and energize our MLK Day participants: 
 
-10 lbs. of sliced turkey and cheese
- 20 loaves of bread            
- 200 small bag of chips                          
- 200 granola bars (no nuts please!)
- 4 cases of apples        
- 50 cases of water                                            
- 5 containers of hot chocolate
- 4 lbs. of coffee
- 2 boxes of tea bags   
 
 
Outdoor Work Supplies – To clean Camden-area parks and streets:
 
- 5 boxes of contractor bags
- 25 pair of work gloves
- 5 wheelbarrows          
- 10 rakes    
- 1 lawnmower
- 1 leaf blower
- 1 weed wacker                                                                                   
 
Collection Drive Donations – To provide families in need with the following necessities: 
 
- Pajamas (infant – 5T)
- Soap, shampoo, related bathroom items    
- Small toys      
- Blankets (infant – adult)
 
Monetary Donations for Awards – To recognize youth winners of our MLK Day poster contest and “servant leader” awards (an estimated $1,500 is needed to honor all awardees).
 
 
Martin Luther King Day of Service will be held at UrbanPromise on Monday, January 21 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
 
For more information on donating or becoming further involved, please contact Jennifer Giordano at (856) 382-1864 or jgiordano@urbanpromiseusa.org.