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Volunteers mobilize for MLK Day of Service

Hundreds of volunteers from across Long Island are expected to participate in the UJA-Federation’s Day of Service activities in honor of Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 20.

At the Marion & Aaron Gural JCC in Lawrence, volunteers will assemble bags of winter clothes to be distributed to schoolchildren from underserved communities.

At the Mid-Island Y JCC in Plainview, volunteers will package food for those struggling with food insecurity and poverty throughout Long Island.

At the Sid Jacobsen JCC in Greenvale, volunteers will set up tables and supplies to package more than 30,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger.

At the Barry and Florence Freidberg JCC in Oceanside, volunteers will help assemble goods to be donated to local social service agencies and distributed to their clients in need. 

The Long Island events are part of several organized by the UJA-Federation around the New York metropolitan area to help 24 nonprofits carry out more than 60 service projects to help people in New York City, Long Island and Westchester County.

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