Roselle Prepares For MLK Day Of Service On Monday

ROSELLE – Roselle residents and businesses are preparing for an annual “Day of Service” on Monday, Jan. 21 in honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Dr. King worked for increased opportunity for all Americans,” said Roselle Mayor Jamel C. Holley. “In this time of economic challenge for the nation, Dr. King’s vision of service and volunteering is more critical than ever. We need Americans to serve and strengthen their own and each other’s economic security.”

Holley described community service as a “powerful way” for citizens, nonprofits, the private sector and government to work together to meet critical needs and advance King’s dream of opportunity for all.

The day’s events are being coordinated through Holley, the Roselle Borough Council and the Roselle Office of Service Engagement (ROSE). To learn more or to volunteer, please visit, call 1-908-671-1995 or email

Opening ceremonies kick off at 9:30 a.m. at Roselle Borough Hall, 210 Chestnut Street. There will be a clothing drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at town hall, as well as a table from the Salvation Army and a blood drive. There will also be a senior appreciation event from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Pinewood Senior Housing, 250 W. 2nd Avenue.

Other events include:

“College Prep” Swag Series
Roselle Borough Hall
210 Chestnut Street
For high school students and parents
10:30 –11:30 p.m.

“Fulfilling the Legacy Through Literature” (MLK Readings)
Roselle Library
104 West 4th Ave
For Pre-K & Parents
11 a.m. to noon

“Bridging the Gap” MLK Discussion & Inauguration Viewing of President Barack Obama
Community Center
1268 Shaffer Ave.
For seniors and youth
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Hurt Beyond Words, Understanding & Conquering Bullying”
Community Center
1268 Shaffer Ave
For middle school students and parents
2-3 p.m.

Healthy families: Zumba
Chestnut Street daycare
303 Chestnut Street
For families and kids
2-3 p.m.

Closing Ceremony
Community Center
1268 Shaffer Ave
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Open to all

The Day of Service is co-sponsored by the Superintendent of the Roselle Public Schools, Abraham Clark High School, Roselle Police Department, Roselle Recreation Department, Roselle DPW, Roselle Public Library, Roselle 24/7, Roselle First Initiative, Roselle Girl Scouts, Blood Services of New Jersey, Levo Foundation, Ms. Nikki Fitness, Pinewood & Oak Park Senior Housing, Pretty Lovely Boutique, PRINCESS Foundation, The Concrete Rose Project United Youth of New Jersey, Walgreens and

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