Manhattan College Students to Join in Day of Service on Saturday, Jan. 24

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, Manhattan College students will volunteer at several sites across the Bronx, Manhattan and Queens.

After returning to campus this week for the spring semester, Manhattan College students, faculty and staff will join in a day of service on Saturday, Jan. 24 at several locations in New York City.

To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the groups will manage tables at City Harvest’s food distribution drive in Queens and Washington Heights, lead an abstract art program with youngsters at Fordham Bedford Community Services and assist with various cleaning projects at the Methodist Home in Riverdale.

“We’re delighted to have the opportunity to implement our first annual Martin Luther King Jr. day of service,” says Lois Harr, director of Campus Ministry and Social Action (CMSA) at Manhattan College. “It fits in with our mission to join with the greater community, answering Dr. King’s call to service.”

In advance of Saturday’s service projects, CMSA will collect items to deliver to those service sites. They will accept donations of peanut butter, canned food, baby supplies, school supplies, arts and crafts and toiletries in room 203 of the Raymond W. Kelly ’63 Student Commons until the end of the day on Friday, Jan. 23.

Community members are invited to join Manhattan College’s students, faculty and staff on Saturday’s day of service. For more information, contact Kathleen Von Euw, coordinator of community partnerships and service, at or (718) 862-8106.

MC Staff