Acenda and Gloucester County NAACP Issue Joint Statement about Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
(January 10, 2022 - Glassboro, NJ) – In previous years, Acenda and the Gloucester County NAACP have partnered together to honor and celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. during the annual Day of Service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
“Acenda is very grateful for the support and partnership that the Gloucester County NAACP has provided during previous MLK Days of Service and throughout the year, we look forward to continued collaboration in 2022, said Rachel C. Green, MPA, Interim Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Acenda. “We would like to thank the Gloucester County NAACP for working with us to honor and celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and expand his message of spreading help and hope to our fellow communities.”
In 2019 and 2020, volunteers gathered at Acenda’s Glassboro headquarters in support of our mission to assemble:
- Baby bundles for new moms in our maternal health programs
- Non-perishable food baskets for young adults in our supportive housing programs
- Birthday bags for children in our foster, kinship, and adoption programs
- Bags full of winter essentials including hats, scarves, and gloves
In 2021, both organizations made the difficult decision to cancel the day of service for the health and well-being of the community due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and infection rates hit an all-time high, we are encouraging members of the community to virtually honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy by making a financial or in-kind gift to Acenda. You can also volunteer your time with the Gloucester County NAACP by joining an event or planning committee, to learn more visit their website.
At Acenda, your support will enhance our programming and help move lives forward for children, families, and our community. You can donate new, unused items and goods or make a one-time or monthly online donation in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Donations can also be mailed or dropped off to Acenda’s Development & Marketing Department at 42 Delsea Drive South, Glassboro, NJ 08028.
To learn more about Acenda's giving opportunities, visit our website: www.acendahealth.org/donate.
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