Giving Back

Scenes from MLK Volunteer Events Throughout Scotch Plains-Fanwood

Young volunteer Chase Miles from St. John's Baptist Church on MLK Day of Service. Credits: John Mooney
The Township of Scotch Plains assembled health kits for thee homeless at the Shady Rest Clubhouse. Credits: John Mooney
Girl Scouts from Troop 40945, and other volunteers, make sandwiches for a homeless shelter at a Martin Luther King Day of Service event. Credits: Brian Horton
Sue Dinizo and Clare Hillard volunteered at the health kit assembly project organized by Scotch Plains Township. Credits: John Mooney
Sylvia Wiggins and her brother, Cardell Wiggins, 17, of Plainfield volunteered at Scotch Plains' Township's health kit assembly program Credits: John Mooney
Sylvia Hicks Credits: John Mooney
Nick's Pizza donated 10 percent of its sales to feed the hungry on MLK Day. Credits: John Mooney
Amy Boroff of Be Craftful organized a "Lederman Strong" event for ailing Darren Lederman, a member of the JCC and Temple Sholom in Scotch Plains. Credits: Sean Conklin
Girl Scouts decorate pretzels in chocolate at Mara's Cafe in Fanwood as a service project on MLK Day. Credits: Sean Conklin
Credits: Sean Conklin
Blanket-making at Temple Sholom Credits: Michael Bruchert
Blanket-making at Temple Sholom Credits: Michael Bruchert
Volunteers at the Fanwood Presbyterian Church show off the mittens made from old sweaters. From from left, Kris Adams, Meril Davies, Cena Pollitt and Eileen Morris. Credits: Brian Horton
Sandwich-making at the YMCA. Credits: Jackie Lieberman
Girl Scouts make sandwiches for the needy at the YMCA as part of MLK Day of Service in Scotch Plains-Fanwood. Credits: Jackie Lieberman
Scotch Plains Councilman Llewellyn Jones and his son helped with sandwich-making at Willow Grove Church. Credits: John Mooney

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Several venues around Scotch Plains-Fanwood hosted MLK Day of Service projects, including the JCC, Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, Shady Rest Clubhouse, Fanwood Presbyterian Church, Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM), St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church, Temple Sholom, Scotch Plains Public Library.

Local businesses, including Be CraftfulNick's Pizza, and Mara's Cafe in Fanwood hosted contributed to the spirit of volunteerism of MLK Day on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016.

"We will be delivering over 80 cards, four pieces of artwork, and inspirational messages and two banners to the Lederman's this week," said Amy Boroff, owner of Be Craftful. "For anyone interested in supporting this local family, please consider making a donation at a site set up to help with the medical expenses. Thank you to the organizers of today's events and of course, to all the volunteers. We are Lederman Strong."

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