As part of its community outreach programming, the Wayne Interfaith Network helps local children start off the school year with a new back-to-school outfit and a pair of shoes. Children up to 16 years old whose families receive assistance from the WIN food pantry receive gift cards to a local clothing store.
WIN is a coalition of volunteers from local houses of worship and service organizations in the greater Wayne area that provides non-perishable food and other basic necessities to needy Wayne residents. WIN’s support programs include an active food pantry, Summer Sneakers & Tees, and Thanksgiving Baskets.
This year, WIN helped nearly 56 children buy new sneakers and a T-shirt for the summer. WIN encourages local people and service-oriented organizations (religious, ethnic, cultural, political, educational, etc.) to consider making a monetary donation to WIN specifically earmarked for “Back-to-School.” Checks can be sent to the Wayne Interfaith Network, POB 3341,Wayne, NJ 07474-3341. For information, go to www.winfoodpantry.org, email email@example.com, or call (973) 595-1900. WIN is a 501(c)(3) organization.