18th Annual MLK Day Challenge

18th Annual MLK Day Challenge - Monday, January 15th 2024 will be held at Burlington County Library- Main Branch - 5 Pioneer Blvd., Westampton, NJ - 10 AM TO 3 PM 

The purpose of the Challenge is to encourage Burlington County residents to join hundreds of thousands Americans across the country in remembering and memorializing Dr. King by participating in service projects in their communities. Together, we will honor King's legacy of tolerance, peace, and equality by meeting community needs and making the holiday a day of community service. Thereby making MLK Day - A Day On, Not a Day Off.  

In recognition of that spirit, Congress in 1994 passed the King Holiday and Service Act. Since then, the Corporation for National and Community Service, in collaboration with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, has taken the lead in helping transform the King Holiday into a day of service to meet community needs. www.mlkday.org 

·        Food Collection for the Oaks Integrated Food Pantry - Mount Holly serving Burlington County residents accepts food donations which include peanut butter and jelly, breakfast items such as oatmeal and cereal, kid friendly snacks such as granola bars, canned meat/fish, microwaveable foods such as Easy mac or Chef Boyardee, and canned fruits and vegetables    

·        Animal Supplies Collection for Burlington County Animal Shelter:   Caring for our animals requires a lot of time, love, money, and supplies. Below is our “Wish List.” Donating the following items help us with the day-to-day care of our animals and support our operational needs. Thank You!  Frontline, canned dog food, HE laundry detergent, dry dog food, towels, blankets, sheets  dog treats , pillow cases, wash rags, dog toys (especially plastic/rubber), antibacterial hand soap/hand sanitizer, canned cat food , paper towels dry cat food, brooms, scrub bushes, cat toys (plastic), fabric softener sheets , cat litter (non-clumping), bleach and plug in room freshener  

·       Collection for Newborns in Need Burlington County Chapter   Accepting items such as: Newborn diapers, baby wipes, baby wash, baby lotion, outfits size 0-6 months, sleepers size 0-6,months, sleep sacks size 0-6 months, onesies size 0-6 months, pants size 0-6 months, infant socks, infant sweaters, washcloths, bibs, burp cloths, blankets/Afghans (purchased or handmade), receiving blankets     

·        Greeting Card Making - Make greeting cards for residents of assisted living facilities - Cards can be made at home beforehand and dropped off.     

Note: All collected/donated Items and greeting cards to be dropped-off at Burlington County Library Main Branch - Pioneer Blvd., Westampton, NJ - 10 am - 3 pm, Monday, January 15th, 2024.  

If your group, business, place of worship or school is conducting a community service project in honor of Dr. King on or about MLK Day please notify the Volunteer Center – info@vcobc.org  

For more information call: (856) 856-4950 - email: info@vcobc.org