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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

byJamie Watkins |
  • Somerville YMCA
  • Somerset Hills YMCA - Mt. Airy
  • Hillsborough YMCA

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Taking place each third Monday in January, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” 

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, kids at the Y participated in a service project that will connect them with children around the world. Working on the MSTERIO project, (formerly HappyDoll), the kids designed handcrafted dolls that will travel to other children around the world. At each destination, children are encouraged to play with the gifts and enjoy them for a short time before they travel on to their next destination. Kids can track the dolls along their journey and see where they have been.

Hillsborough YMCA:

MLK Doll 01   MLK Doll 04  MLK Doll 02   MLK Doll 03

Somerset Hills YMCA at Bedwell School:

MLK Doll 07   MLK Doll 05 ​  MLK Doll 06  ​MLK Doll 08

Somerville YMCA:

MLK Doll 12 ​  MLK Doll 09   MLK Doll 10   ​MLK Doll 11

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