Wall High School is asking for you to drop off donations of clothing, food, diapers, and pet supplies for area charities, and here's why.

This Monday, January 16th, Wall High School is hosting its first annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service from 9 am until noon in the Wall High School cafeteria. Billed as a 'day on, not a day off,', this event will include clothing, food, diaper, and pet supply drives to benefit area charities.

All community members, parents, and students are invited to participate by dropping off:

-- Nonperishable food items

-- New or gently used clothing

-- Disposable diapers and baby wipes

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

Drop-off boxes are also open right now at the high school through Jan. 16th, as well as at some local businesses. CLICK HERE to see the list of these other drop off locations. On Monday, Martin Luther King Day, the school is actually closed but volunteers will be taking collections at the cafeteria entrance on the west side of the school from 9 am until noon .

The drive will benefit the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, Child Care Resources of Monmouth County, Monmouth County Red Cross, the Monmouth County SPCA, and area families through the high school's Project Snowflake.

The event founder, Wall Township resident Dawn Devenny, wants this to become a wonderful opportunity for Wall Township residents to give back to the community. As Dawn says, "At the holidays, many of us are reminded of how much we have. It's a great time to use that abundance to provide for others."

Volunteers are also needed for the day of the event. If you or your group are interested in collecting items for the event or volunteering the day of the event, please contact Dawn at dawn912@yahoo.com. For more info about this great new event, CLICK HERE!

Sponsored by the Wall High School Athletic Leadership Club.