MLK Day – A Day On!

272 volunteers rolled up their sleeves to participate in Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA’s) 9th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. In addition to donating hygiene products, students, faculty, staff, and community members of all ages participated in 5 concurrent service projects to benefit NOVA students and Shelter House families. To kick off the service projects, NOVA President Dr. Scott Ralls, Alexandria Campus Provost Dr. Annette Haggray, Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg, and Shelter House CEO Joe Meyer provided insightful words and encouragement. As a collective, we answered the call to serve by:
• Preparing 250 baby formula packets
• Sorting 500 pounds of food for the college campus pantries
• Preparing 1275 laundry packets for Shelter House
• Collecting over 5000 hygiene products
• Assembling 1000 hygiene kits for the college campus pantries
January 15, 2018 truly was a day on. Special thanks to everyone who did their part to achieve greatness through service.
“Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Photo by Neil (Kevin) Mattingly

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