On January 16, all current Lawrenceville School students and faculty will honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. through volunteer work on community service projects at organizations throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The School has held its Martin Luther King Day of Service for more than a decade.
While projects will range from stocking shelves at local food banks to performing classical music for nursing home residents, the majority of volunteer efforts will be made in local daycare centers, pre- and elementary schools. Rachel Cantlay, Lawrenceville's director of Community Service, estimates that nearly 3,000 local children will be served by Lawrenceville students.
The Lawrenceville School's Martin Luther King Day of Service is part of the School's commitment to teaching students that a key to becoming an educated citizen means knowing how to contribute to society in order to make the world a better place to live.
Members of the Lawrenceville School community are currently scheduled to serve at the following locations (please note: this schedule is subject to change):
ARC Mercer, 180 Ewingville Rd, Ewing, N.J.
Ewing CYO Preschool, 320 Hollowbrook Rd, Ewing, N.J.
HomeFront, 101 Celia Way, Ewing, N.J.
Kids Ink, 1676 N Olden Ave, Ewing Township, N.J.
Mercer Street Friends Food Bank, 824 Silvia St Ewing, N.J.
Head Start-Little Cherubs, 169 Wilfred Ave. Hamilton, N.J.
Head Start-Hamilton 1, 169 Wilfred Ave., Hamilton, N.J.
Head Start-Hamilton 2 – 1801 East State St, Hamilton N.J. (Pending)
Mercer Elementary School, 1070 Old Trenton Rd. (Mercer County College campus), Hamilton, N.J.
Wilson School, 600 Park Ave., Hamilton, N.J.
Better Beginnings Child Development Center, 318 N Main St., Hightstown, N.J.
Community Food Bank of N.J., 31 Evans Terminal, Hillside, N.J.
HomeFront, 1880 Princeton Ave., Lawrenceville, N.J.
Lawrence Community Center, 295 Eggerts Crossing Rd, Lawrenceville, N.J.
Little Kids College, 1558 Brunswick Ave, Lawrenceville, N.J.
Maple Shade, N.J.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 530 Rt. 38 East, Maple Shade, N.J.
Chandler Hall, 99 Barclay St., Newtown, Pa.
Food Bank of South Jersey, 1501 John Tipton Blvd, Pennsauken Township, N.J.
Arm in Arm, 123 E. Hanover St, Trenton, N.J.
Catholic Youth Organization, 920 S. Broad St., Trenton, N.J.
Christina Seix Academy, 1550 Stuyvesant Ave, Trenton, N.J.
CYO Preschool, 794 East State St., Trenton, N.J.
Head Start-Bellevue, 715 Bellevue Ave., Trenton, N.J.
Head Start-East State St. 794 East State St., Trenton, N.J.
Head Start-St. Bart's, 1746 South Clinton Ave., Trenton, N.J.
Head Start-Smith Santiago, 1198 Southard St., Trenton, N.J.
HomeFront Free Store, 1000 Division St., Trenton, N.J.
Kids R First Preschool (East State), 506-508 East State St., Trenton, N.J.
Kids R First Preschool (Greenwood), 415 Greenwood Ave., Trenton, N.J.
Kids R First Preschool (Roebling) 635 South Clinton Ave., Trenton, N.J.
Little Kids College, 850 Cherry St., Trenton, N.J.
Little Kids College, 123 Tremont St., Trenton, N.J.
Mercer Street Friends Preschool, 1201 West State St., Trenton, N.J.
Mill Hill Child and Family Development Corp., 101-A Oakland Ave., Trenton, N.J.
Mott School, 45 Stokely Ave., Trenton, N.J.
Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, 72 1/2 Escher St., Trenton, N.J.
Trenton YMCA Preschool, 431 Pennington Rd., Trenton, N.J.
Trenton YMCA Preschool, 110 Prospect Village, Trenton, N.J.
Trenton YWCA Preschool, 3562 Nottingham Way, Trenton N.J.
Gift of Life, 401 Callowhill St Philadelphia, Pa.
Philabundance Food Bank, Galloway St, Philadelphia, Pa.
For additional information, please contact Lisa M. Gillard Hanson, director of Public Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.