Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Local Students provide for Homeless Veterans for MLK Day

Students and teachers from Windsor Prep School in Paramus joined staff from the Bergen County Department of Veterans Affairs to sort and prepare clothing, toiletries and food items for the homeless veterans of Bergen County.

Each year, the Bergen Volunteer Center hosts a drive in honor of the extraordinary work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  “We choose to support these veterans who have served our country but are now in great need of the kindness and support of our community,” says Debbie Emery, Director of Community Engagement for the Bergen Volunteer Center.  Generous donors provided that support in the form of small toiletry items, new winter coats, fleeces and hat sets, hand warmers, blankets, backpacks and non-perishable food.  This year, the students from Windsor Prep, involved in a year-long call to service, provide the hands on support to prepare and pack the donated items.  This program is truly an example of the community neighbors helping neighbors in needs through a partnership between the County, non-profit community, kind people and companies and young students eager to get involved in lend a hand.

To find out more about getting involved in all sorts of ways, check out bergenvolunteers.org, Volunteer Now and see where you can help.

#Bergengivesback #HeartsofBergen

2 comments:

Unknown said...

Congratulations to the students of Windsor Prep on a job well done. I am so proud to have the opportunity to work with you this year.
Debbie Emery, Director, Community Engagement, Bergen Volunteer Center

Unknown said...

Congratulations to the students of Windsor Prep on a job well done. I am so proud to have the opportunity to work with you this year.
Debbie Emery, Director, Community Engagement, Bergen Volunteer Center