LTE: 2021 MLK Day of Service

To the Editor:

On behalf of the Board and members of the Sourland Conservancy, I would like to thank the many community volunteers, partner nonprofits, and teen leaders of Hopewell Gives Back (HGB) for observing the Martin Luther King Day of Service by volunteering on January 16 – 18.

This year, the HGB teen leaders planned a virtual event to invite families and individuals of all ages to pick up a project “kit” to complete at home. Each project will benefit one of four local nonprofits: I Support the Girls (feminine hygiene packs), Seeds to Sew International (decorating paper bags/boxes), The Rescue Mission of Trenton (making no-sew fleece blankets or face masks), and the Sourland Conservancy (assembling native seed packets).

I would also like to thank the Hopewell Presbyterian Church for once again opening its doors to allow safe pick-up of project kits on Saturday morning and drop off of completed projects on Monday morning.

I am honored to be a part of this special event that welcomes volunteers of all ages and encourages us all to work together to support each other which is especially important during this challenging time.

Sincerely,
Laurie Cleveland, Executive Director Sourland Conservancy

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