WESTAMPTON, NJ- For his July “Serve with Senator Singleton” project, State Senator Troy Singleton will partner with the Burlington County Library System to organize hundreds of book donations. The service event will take place on Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 10am to 12pm at the Burlington County Library, located at 5 Pioneer Blvd in Westampton.
For this event, the Senator is seeking volunteers to help with sorting and bundling hundreds of book donations, cleaning the storage space, as well as other tasks. Anyone interested in volunteering can sign up here: https://www.troysingleton.com/serve_with_senator_singleton_at_the_burlington_county_library
“Our libraries are thrilled to receive book donations, but sometimes the sheer volume of these donations can overwhelm the staff and their storage spaces,” said Senator Singleton, who was recently honored as a 2022 New Jersey Library Association Champion. “Through this project, we hope to not only sort and bundle hundreds and hundreds of donated books, but prepare them for their next home, whether that be a deserving family, a non-profit, or even a Free Little Library in one of our communities.”
Each month, Senator Singleton crowd-sources a team of volunteers to help with a particular community service project. This event will be the Senator’s 43rd “Serve with Senator Singleton” event since becoming State Senator in 2018. Previous volunteer efforts include: indoor and outdoor clean-up days, animal welfare projects, clothing and supply drives, painting projects, and community event set-up and staffing. To date, more than 1,600 hours have been donated by volunteers to local community service projects.
"I am guided by the idea that service is the rent we pay for living on this earth. These monthly community service events have been a priority for since becoming State Senator and they will continue to be. They have brought together people of different backgrounds, ages, and perspectives for a common purpose - to be of service to their community," said Singleton.