The students in Chester decorated and filled the shoeboxes with items such as Jacks, Uno Cards, and stuffed animals.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
A group of Kindergarten students from Stafford Township’s Primary Learning Center (PLC) yesterday received special gifts from Kindergarten students in Mendham, through NJ Strong’s Operation Shoebox. The students in Chester decorated and filled the shoeboxes with items such as Jacks, Uno Cards, and stuffed animals. Each box also included a gift card to a local chain store along with a note from the child who made the box. Marie McMenamy, a local parent who has been assisting the nonprofit group, NJ Strong, delivered the boxes and explained to the students where they came from. “Kids just like you put these boxes together especially for you because they wanted to help after the big storm,” she said. Lindsay Donald, President and CEO of NJ …
Dickerson School students take part in Operation Shoebox and donate to NJ Strong.
"We decorated the boxes with rainbows because after a storm a rainbow comes out," said a small voice in Mary Diviney's kindergarten class in the Dickerson School. That small voice was one of two dozen who participated in Operation Shoebox to benefit the non-profit NJ Strong. The driving force behind Operation Shoebox was Chester resident Kristen Turner, who has a set of twins in Diviney's class. "You know when you have children under five you go through a lot of shoes," Turner said. The goal was for the students in Diviney's class was to load up their shoebox with toys to donate to children whose lives were forever changed by Superstorm Sandy. And when it came to the organization to receive and distribute the packages, Turner didn't have …