MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — State Senator Troy Singleton is partnering with the Alice Paul Institute to host an upcoming "Serve with Senator Singleton" volunteer community service event in Mount Laurel next month.
In honor of Women's History Month, which takes place annually in March, Singleton and the Alice Paul Institute will be holding a spring clean-up day on the Paulsdale property, located at 128 Hooten Road, on Saturday, March 19 from 10AM to 12PM. Those attending will be asked to help with various outdoor clean-up tasks.
Space is limited to 25 volunteers only, so sign up as soon as possible. To register to volunteer on March 19, visit Senator Singleton's website here.
"With March being Women's History Month, I can think of no better organization to partner with for our monthly community service project than the Alice Paul Institute," said Singleton.
Each month, Singleton crowd-sources a team of 20 or more volunteers to help with a particular community service project in the 7th Legislative District. The clean-up day at the Alice Paul Institute will be Singleton's 40th "Serve with Singleton" event since he became a 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.
"We are incredibly blessed to have this historic treasure in our legislative district, which seeks to educate the next generation of young women about Alice Paul, her legacy and their own potential as leaders. I am honored to volunteer my time at Paulsdale and hope that others will join me," said Singleton, who sponsored a Senate Joint Resolution to designate January 11 of each year as "Alice Paul Day".
Born in Mount Laurel in 1885, Alice Paul is a legend in the women's rights movement. She was one of the main leaders and strategists of the campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment, which prohibits sex discrimination in the right to vote. She also was one of the authors of the Equal Rights Amendment and spent her life fighting for its ratification to ensure the U.S. Constitution protects women and men equally.
The Alice Paul Institute is a non-profit organization based in Mount Laurel that furthers the legacy of Alice Paul and her life's work for gender equality. The Institute also brings recognition to women and the organizations and historic sites that honor them. Headquartered within a National Historic Landmark, the organization is a model of adaptive reuse of a historic site that now hosts a vibrant menu of leadership development and civic engagement programs. These offerings use the rich history and potential of women leaders to inspire young people to make a difference in their communities.
The Alice Paul Institute educates the public about the life and work of Alice Stokes Paul and offers civic engagement and girls’ leadership development programs at Paulsdale, her home and a National Historic Landmark. Alice Paul led the final fight to get women the vote and wrote the Equal Rights Amendment.
"We're thrilled to welcome the Senator and volunteers back to Paulsdale, to help with the maintenance of our historic site," said Linda Coppinger, Interim Executive Director of the Alice Paul Institute. "Senator Singleton's continued support of our work helps us to honor the legacy of Alice Paul and other advocates for equality."
To learn more about the Alice Paul Institute, visit its website here.