Giving Locally and Globally
By Jennifer Landrieu, Director
Our Preschool teachers, children, and families have helped so many in the three months we’ve been in session.
- Children’s Clothing Challenge (September – December): Our parents and teachers brought in over 30 large bags of children’s clothing to donate to FISH in Piscataway, an organization that helps local homeless people. The barrel is in Fellowship Hall and donations will be accepted throughout the year.
- Lee’s National Denim Day (October): Preschoolers and teachers wore their jeans in support of Breast Cancer Research and raised over $250.
- UNICEF (October): You may have heard our Preschoolers during Halloween saying, “Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.” The children collected money to help other children around the world have food, schooling, and medical care.
- Food Drive (November): During our annual Thanksgiving Feast, our Preschoolers dressed up as Native Americans and Pilgrims. They brought donations of canned good and non-perishable food items for our local food bank and collected over 150 cans!
- The Resource Center of Somerset (December): This year our “Giving Tree” supported local families who were victims of domestic abuse. Many of these families left all their belongings behind, so they needed even basic items. Over 60 items were donated including blankets, sheet sets, towel sets, dishes, clothing, umbrellas, flashlights, books, toys, gift cards, and more!
- World Vision (December): Our teachers will be sending a donation to World Vision who supports international families by supplying them with farm animals, enabling them to feed themselves and create a source of income.