EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — To help local families, Alder Avenue Middle School received a $3,000 grant to host a Martin Luther King Day of Service flea market fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 15 in the cafeteria.

Although school is not in session that day, many staff and student volunteers will help raise funds and awareness. A $1 voluntary donation will be collected at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Let Us Eat Please, Warm Coats & Warm Hearts (Burlington Coat Factory), Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Atlantic City Rescue Mission.

Vendors and community members who would like to raise funds by selling their crafts, goods, wares and gently used items are encouraged to participate. Six-foot tables will be available for rental at $20 per table.

Those who want to help but who do not want to rent a table can bring their new or gently worn coats and nonperishable food items (no glass containers) to Alder between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Jan. 15 for the Warm Coats & Warm Hearts campaign and the food bank.

Alder Avenue was one of 10 K-12 public schools selected nationwide in November to be recognized as a Martin Luther King Beloved Community Impact School.

For more information or to be a vendor, call 609-646-8441, ext. 1017, or email John Jones at

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