From food and gently-used clothing to diapers and pet supplies, here's how you can help!

Wall students and residents are holding their Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Can you help by making a donation to those in need?

On MLK Day from 9 am to Noon (Monday, Jan. 15th), at Wall Intermediate School cafeteria, 2801 Allaire Road, doors will be open to collect food, gently-used clothing, diapers, wipes, and pet supplies.

Everything collected will benefit area charities. All community members, parents, and students are encouraged to participate.

Specifics requested for drop off:

-- Nonperishable food items like peanut butter, pasta, rice, and canned goods

-- New or gently-used clothing

-- Disposable diapers and baby wipes

-- Pet supplies like canned and dry food, pet toys, clean used towels and sheets.

A drop-off box is also available until Jan. 12th at Wall Intermediate School during school hours.

The drive will benefit the following local non-profit organizations: Manasquan Food Pantry, Child Care Resources of Monmouth County, Your Grandmother's Cupboard, Pick Your Paw Rescue, and Associated Humane societies.

This event, which launched last year, gives students and community members an opportunity to perform acts of service and give back to the community on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The first annual event collected over 150 bags of clothing, 1100 lbs of food, 1600+ diapers, and carloads of pet supplies.

Volunteers are also needed for the day of the event. If students, residents or groups are interested in collecting items for the event or volunteering that day, please contact Doreen Gerber at dorgerber@gmail.com. For donations or more info, contact Gwen Moran gwenmoran@optonline.net or Jeanne Dispenza at dispenzagl@aol.com