Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Thank you to everyone who made MLK Day at MSU a huge success!

Chairman Lawrence Hamm
Dr. Sandra Lewis
The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey
The NJ Commission on National and Community Service
ShopRite of Little Falls
Fairway Market of Woodland Park
Rockland Bakery
Abbey Press
Up With Paper
Blue Mountain Arts
Designer Greetings
ACME of Montclair
Kings Supermarket of Verona
Kings Supermarket of Montclair
ACU Plus America
MSU’s Bonners,
Office of Residence Life,
Center for Student Involvement,
Center for Community Engagement,
Parking Services,
and Bookstore
Committee: Mackenzie Rowe, Michelle Sauerborn, Bryan Murdock, Krystal Woolston, John Delate, Stacy Flowers, Julie Adams, Marie Vizzotti, Emily Cordero, Pamela Elam, Mariel Pagán, Daniel Jean

This year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service was bigger than ever with students, staff, faculty, alumni, youth groups, Americorps members, families, and community members from New York and New Jersey - more than 350 in attendance!

MSU’s Bonner Leaders worked tirelessly on set up and clean up, and expertly led the 11 on- and off-campus service projects.  Go Bonners!

The day started off with a delicious breakfast, donated by MSU’s Office of Residence Life and Dining Services. Thank you for fueling us!

MSU’s own Dr. Sandra Lewis, Director of the African American Studies program, spoke eloquently of carrying on Dr. King's legacy through social justice.

Chairman Lawrence Hamm at MSU's MLK Day

Larry Hamm, Chairman of the People’s Organization for Progress, inspired us with stories of meeting Dr. King and experiences from his 40+ years of political activism.

At MedShare, volunteers sorted and packaged lifesaving medical supplies to be shipped to underserved populations throughout the world.

Approximately 100 volunteers canvassed neighborhoods with the Montclair Fire Department, providing valuable fire safety information and fire prevention resources.

Volunteers wrote personal messages of gratitude and hope for US soldiers overseas, completing 800 cards donated by Designer Greetings, Up With Paper, Abbey Press, and Blue Mountain Arts.


ACME of Montclair offered a bulk donation of high need items to benefit our Red Hawk Pantry, and volunteers collected additional donations outside of Kings Supermarkets of Montclair and Verona.


Volunteers made over 900 sandwiches for local soup kitchens, Eva’s Village and Toni’s Kitchen. Supplies were donated by Fairway of Woodland Park, ShopRite of Little Falls, Chartwells, MSU Dining Services, and Rockland Bakery.

Click here to browse through our full album from the event!