Robins’ Nest Partners with Community to Honor MLK Day of Service

Volunteers celebrate MLK Day of Service

Volunteers gathered at Robins’ Nest headquarters on Monday, January 15, to celebrate and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service.  Over 50 volunteers from the Gloucester County NAACP, Governor-elect Phil Murphy’s inauguration team, and state representatives including Congressman Donald Norcross visited Robins’ Nest headquarters to help assemble baby bundles for new moms in our Maternal Health programs, which provide assistance and support to young mothers and their newborn babies throughout Gloucester County.

The team of volunteers helped gather diapers, onesies, wipes, baby toys, and hygiene items, all of which were bundled into large shopping bags to be distributed to the moms served by our programs.  In all, 250 bags were assembled.

Volunteers putting together baby bundles

Our programs which will benefit from these baby bundles packages include Parents as Teachers, which focuses on positive parenting practices, Healthy Families, which links parents with health and social resources, and Keeping Families Together, which provides housing for families at risk of homelessness.

It was truly an inspiring day of service, as so many of our community members came together to help those in need.  Check out a video of Dr. Anthony DiFabio, Robins’ Nest President & CEO, give welcome remarks, and see additional photos below.