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One of the projects was to make lunches for the Emmanuel Dining Room. Ursuline students and their families were joined by alumnae and staff. Photo courtesy of Ursuline Academy

WILMINGTON — “Make it a day on, not a day off.”

That was the message at Ursuline Academy in Wilmington on Jan. 15, the federal holiday for the birthday of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights icon and activist who would have turned 95. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn., at 39.

Students and their families, alumnae and staff were invited to campus for a few hours that day to participate in various service projects for organizations in the community. The students bagged lunches for the Emmanuel Dining Room, made grave blankets for the final resting places of local veterans, made cards for cancer patients, prepared a lasagna dinner for residents of Sojourner’s Place, created toys for dogs and cats at Faithful Friends Animal Society, and cleaned up the park at Cool Springs Reservoir behind the school.

The school also collected winter coats for a clothing bank drive. Those donations benefited the St. Patrick’s Center and the Friendship House Clothing Bank.

Photos courtesy of Ursuline Academy.