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CMSRU's Community Impact: MLK Days of Service

See what CMSRU students are doing to support the Camden community this MLK week.

CMSRU, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, is planning to conduct a three-day community outreach event from January 15 to January 17, as a part of its commitment to serve the Camden community. The event is aimed at fostering connections and support within the community and making a positive impact on the lives of community members. Here's a breakdown of the events planned for these three days:

Monday, January 15

- North Camden Community Center: Volunteers will be bagging wellness packages for an upcoming fitness and blood drive, which will help to promote wellness in the community.

- Cooper Sprouts Cleanup: CMSRU students will be participating in an environmental stewardship initiative by clearing raised beds, setting up compost barrels and maintaining the community garden plot.

- Mighty Writers: Students will assist in meal distribution to nurture young talents and make a lasting impact on the lives of aspiring young writers in the community.

- Project Brown Bag: CMSRU students will be making sandwiches and assembling bagged meals for residents in need at various locations, including Cathedral Kitchen, WRTC, and Aletha Wright.

- Volunteers of America (VOA) initiatives at Aletha Wright and Anna Sample: Students will engage in activities such as arts and crafts for children and supporting various community needs.

- Camden Dream Center/ETCC, Street Med, Soup for the Soul: Students will participate in events that contribute to positive changes in the lives of community members.

- St. Johns Church: Students will engage in meaningful activities that strengthen the bonds within the community, such as meal preparation for donations to seniors and an outdoor service project involving cleaning the church premises.

- 2nd & Elm Street, Yorkship Elementary School, Joseph House: Activities such as painting a classroom at Yorkship Elementary School will contribute to the vibrancy of the neighborhood.

- CMSRU Closet Clean-Up.

Tuesday, January 16

- CMSRU Campus Organization: Students will showcase their creative talents by crafting table centerpieces for Cathedral Kitchen.

- New Beginnings La'Toya Wilkinson: Students will participate in activities such as cleaning up at the Martin Luther King house and distributing food and clothes to those in need in downtown Camden.

Wednesday, January 17 & Thursday, January 18

- Cathedral Kitchen and KROC Marketplace: Students will participate in events that serve meals and provide essential items to those in need.

CMSRU's commitment to community service during these three days exemplifies the positive impact that can be achieved when individuals come together for a common cause. Let's celebrate the dedication of CMSRU students in making a meaningful difference in Camden.