Robins’ Nest Partners with County, State Officials to Help Families on MLK Day
January 21, 2019
In Glassboro, officials with the nonprofit organization Robins’ Nest, Inc., partnered for the second year in a row with representatives from the Gloucester County NAACP and Congressman Donald Norcross to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a day of service benefiting local families and expectant mothers throughout the area.
On Monday, January 21st, volunteers gathered in Glassboro to help put together pregnancy care packages for newborn babies that will be distributed to women in Robins’ Nest maternal health programs, which provide education and supportive services to new and expectant parents throughout southern New Jersey.
Officials say Dr. King committed his life to serving others and today’s event is just a small way to keep his legacy alive.
“We’re here celebrating, of course, that legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” said Melissa Fox, COO, Robins’ Nest Inc., “who’s lifetime was committed to service, supporting others, ensuring equality, and support for those who need it most in this community. So, today is just a slice of our commitment to that.”
Volunteers also assisted with assembling birthday bags for children in their foster, kinship, and adoption programs.
The bags include essential birthday party items such as hats, balloons, and cake mix, and will be used by families to celebrate the birthday of their newly adopted baby or child.