PISCATAWAY, NJ – As many will across the country, on Monday, January 20 students and staff at the Martin Luther King Intermediate School in Piscataway will have the opportunity to come together for a day of service to honor the legacy of the slain civil rights leader for whom the school is named.

In his weekly Sunday Snapshot address, Principal Dr. Alex Gray announced the school will be opened to families from 9:00 to Noon for the 2nd Annual King School Day of Service “so we can all come together to engage in acts of service to support those in need.”

For this year’s program, Gray requested parents donate clean shirts and socks that will be used to make place settings, blessing bags, dog and cat toys, T-shirt bags. Attendees will also be able to make greeting cards for hospitalized children.

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Like last year, the projects will go to support various organizations in and around the Piscataway area including Elijah’s Promise Community Kitchen, The Ozanam Shelter, FISH, and local animal shelters among others.

Proceeds from a bake sale will help support the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Since 1994, the third Monday in January has been designated a federal holiday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, with many schools being closed. 

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