This Monday, Jan. 20th, the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service will take place from 9 am until Noon at the Wall Intermediate School cafeteria as a way for students and community members to perform acts of service and give back to the community to help those in need in our area.

(Photo courtesy of Gwen Moran)

Wall Township volunteer, middle school and high school students will collect clothing, food, diapers, prom dresses/tuxedos, books, and pet supplies to benefit area charities.

Brought to you by the Wall Intermediate School National Junior Honor Society, anyone from the community is welcome to contribute, specifically:

-- Nonperishable foods like peanut butter, pasta, rice, canned goods and cereals

-- New or gently used clothing, coats and business attire

-- Disposable diapers and baby wipes

-- Pet supplies (canned and dry food, toys, clean used towels and sheets)

-- Gently used prom dresses and tuxedos

-- Gently used sports equipment (pads, cleats, bats, sticks, balls, etc. but NO HELMETS)

-- Children's books

In addition to this, students will be making cards for military members, home-bound seniors, and children in hospitals, as well as delivering baked goods to area first responders and doing a craft at a local senior citizens' community. They will also be painting rocks donated by Route 34 Landscape as part of Wall Rocks, a community art project.

This event will benefit the Manasquan Food Pantry, Child Care Resources of Monmouth County, the Associated Humane Societies, The Salvation Army, Lunch Break, and Asbury Park Youth Football.

For more info on how you can help, CLICK HERE or email walldayofservice@gmail.com.