LYCS Coordinates School Supplies Collection For Underprivileged Newark Students

by: Robert Allen Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

A local drive to collect school supplies for underprivileged students in support of the Rafael Hernandez Elementary School (Grades K-8) of Newark, NJ is underway in Livingston, a community known for its generosity in helping deserving causes. The campaign is led by Robin Glaser, a local resident, and coordinated by the Livingston Youth & Community Services (LYCS) program, a community after-school substance abuse prevention program for students in Grades 3-12 in the Livingston Public School system.

In tough economic times, the ones that suffer most are those from poor neighborhoods like the students of this Newark school. Before the slow down in the economy these students were struggling and unable to afford basic school supplies. Today the need is more desperate. We ask for your support in helping these deserving students by donating school supplies to help them create a better future for themselves.

The supplies needed are: Backpacks (gently used are fine), Spiral notebooks, 3 ring binders, Folders, Marble journals, Notebook paper, Pens, pencils and erasers, Highlighters, Rulers

DEADLINE: MAY 15th

PLEASE BE GENEROUS IN YOUR SUPPORT.

Collection boxes have been placed at the Library, YMCA, West Essex Tribune, Senior Community Center (level 1 & 2), Monmouth Court Community Center, and Livingston Public Schools: Burnet Hill, Collins, Riker Hill, Harrison, Heritage Middle, Mt. Pleasant Elementary, and Mt. Pleasant Middle. Donations can also be given directly to Robin Glaser (drop off between May 11-15th, 31 Aspen Drive, Livingston). Backpacks accepted until the end of June.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to set up a collection point for this worthwhile cause, please contact Susan Ridley at LYCS, telephone, 973-535-2646, or e-mail: lycs@livingston.org.

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