Stockton’s Kramer Hall in Hammonton Invites Community to Participate in MLK Day of Service

For Immediate Release

Contact:         Maryjane Briant
                        News and Media Relations Director
                        Galloway, N.J. 08205
                        Maryjane.Briant@stockton.edu
                        (609) 652-4593
                        stockton.edu/media

Galloway, N.J. - Stockton University’s Kramer Hall is proud to participate in the 13th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. The instructional site is inviting the community to participate in this one-day volunteer project which will run from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Kramer Hall will host four projects, two stationed at the Hammonton facility located on 30 Front Street. The first project has become a tradition at Kramer Hall for the past several MLK Days of Service. Volunteers will be making Valentine cards for the residents of the local Greenbriar Nursing Center. Over 100 cards are then packed and delivered to the nursing home in February for the residents to enjoy.

The second project will be facilitated by professionals from the Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University, who together with volunteers will assist with the organization of museum archives. This project will take place on the third floor of Hammonton Town Hall l, 100 E. Central Ave. in Hammonton.

The third project will be clerical assistance for Allies In Caring, at 425 N. Third St. in Hammonton. The project will consist of helping to input information from paper documents into their database related to clients. Allies In Caring advocates for culturally responsive mental health services for diverse populations.

The final project, provided by the Galloway Township Ambulance at the instructional site, will allow volunteers to receive CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, training and certification.

Stockton will provide volunteers with breakfast and lunch. The day will start with registration, breakfast and a short program. Groups will disperse to their project stations and will regroup for lunch and reflection. Participants are encouraged to use the hashtag #StocktonMLK when posting about the experience on Twitter and Facebook.    

The MLK Day of Service activities are also being held at the Galloway main campus and at the university’s instructional sites in Manahawkin and Woodbine, with some activities then moving to other sites. Nearly 1,000 volunteers turned out for the 2016 event, and organizers want to break that record with a call to “Take a Day ON!” Volunteers may choose which activity and location are most convenient for them after checking in at the corresponding Stockton location. They will need to provide their own transportation to sites.

Volunteers can register that day – but pre-registration is preferred. For more information and to pre-register, visit stockton.edu/mlkday.