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Cranford Clergy Council Hosts 2nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

The annual day will be held on Jan. 20 at the First Presbyterian Church of Cranford.

Credit: Patch file photo
Credit: Patch file photo

The Human Relations Committee of the Cranford Clergy council will honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s memory by hosting the 2nd Annual Day of Service at the First Presbyterian Church of Cranford.

Various service projects will take place in Bates Hall from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Projects will include decorating potholders to be donated to a local women’s shelter, creating food packs, making gifts for the over 300 veterans and making gifts for members of the Meals on Wheels program.

During last year's Day of Service, volunteers worked on a variety of projects including bagging food items for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Cranford Family Care, creating cards and letters for the troops, making crafts for Cranford Extended Care, decorating pillows for Sandy victims and making care packages for families in the HomeFirst/IHN Program.

About 50 volunteers attended last year and The Human Relations Committee of the Cranford Clergy Council hopes that 100 volunteers will attend this years.

This year’s recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. will be Janice Grevious, who is an active member of the community. 

“I see stuff I am interested in and see how to get involved,” she said. When she saw a school in Virginia hosting their own Martin Luther King Day of Service event, she teamed up with the First Presbyterian Church of Cranford and eventually with the Interfaith Human Relations Committee of the Cranford Clergy Council to start the 2013 event. 

Attendees are asked to bring a new or clean pair of socks or a canned good for a donation to local organizations.

For more information about the event, contact Grevious at Jansport2@verizon.net or Cindy Hannen at Cindy@patwin.com.


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