WC Students Engage in Community Service in Spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 20, 2020

Three-Dozen Spend ‘A Day On, Not a Day Off’

While Wilmington College students had the day off from classes on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday (Jan. 20), nearly three-dozen spent the “day on” serving the community in the spirit of the holiday’s namesake.

PICTURED: Sophomores Emily Williams (LEFT) and Brittanie Clair sort clean clothing at Hope House as part of the College’s MLK Day service projects.

Students and several staff members volunteered at Your Father’s Kitchen food pantry, the Clinton County Homeless Shelter and Hope House, the latter of which is a women’s shelter on Locust St.

Chip Murdock, director of the College’s Diversity and Inclusion program, commended the students for seriously considering the implicit meaning of MLK Day and making it for them “a day on, not a day off.”

Monday evening, the College is hosting the annual community Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ceremony with a program of music, reflections and fellowship.