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December 2017

Evergreen School's One-Hour Collection Yields 950 Toys!!

The holiday toy collection at Evergreen School in Scotch Plains is proof that when a community comes together, great things happen. The collection was promoted well in advance. The Kids Care Committee posted e-blasts for weeks, the PTA president sent out reminders about making sure the toys were clean, that loose pieces were put together in bags and attached to the toys, and that toys were in the same condition that parents would want to give to their own children. Not only did the community respond with everything bagged so neatly, but a record number of toys were donated!

Life Lessons Learned at Stamford JCC

Representatives from the Mid Fairfield Child Guidance Center joined the Stamford JCC Nursery School at their weekly Shabbat celebration to receive the toys the children collected. The representatives shared with the children how the toys will benefit other children. The experience of collecting and donating was a great life lesson for the kids at the JCC, and will help make a wonderful holiday experience for others.

Women of AT&T Make a Difference

With the “season of giving,” the Women of AT&T (WOA-SJ) employee resource group recently hosted a toy drive at the AT&T Middletown, NJ office. Their collected toys were distributed to Lunch Break in Red Bank, NJ who in turn offer them freely to their clients in need.