First project in 2023 will take place at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore
MAPLE SHADE, NJ — Senator Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) is beginning the sixth year of his community service program that works in various Burlington County communities each month.
"I am excited to kick-off the 6th year of our 'Serve with Senator Singleton' community service projects," said Singleton. "Over the past five years, I have joined with volunteers to serve and build stronger communities through monthly community service projects with local Burlington County organizations."
"Inspired by the Day of Service that is honored on Dr. Martin Luther King's Day, our monthly 'Serve with Senator Singleton' events have brought people of different backgrounds and ages together to serve for a common purpose – the community," said Singleton.
The "Serve with Senator Singleton" program will begin 2023 with Habitat for Humanity of South Central New Jersey on Monday, January 16, 2023 between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore located at 530 Route 38 East in Maple Shade.
Volunteers must be at least 15 years old. Anyone interested in volunteering can sign-up on the Senator's website.
The ReStore is Habitat for Humanity's home improvement store that is open to the public. It offers new and used items for 50 to 90% off the retail price. Proceeds from the store go back to the construction of affordable houses in the community. The Senator and a group of volunteers will be tackling a variety of tasks to help support the ReStore.
"This is our fifth time returning to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore to hold a Day of Service in honor of Dr. King. Habitat's ongoing mission to help people build an affordable home, or improve their existing home, makes it a worthy partner to kick-off our 2023 service events," Singleton added.
Each month, Singleton crowd-sources a team of volunteers to help with a particular community service project. 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 1,900 hours have been donated by volunteers working on 48 local community service projects.
"As Dr. King said, 'Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve…You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love," said Singleton.