Support for children in need

More than 100 volunteers, ranging in age from 4 to 94, gathered at the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey’s offices to pack 1,500 backpacks for underprivileged children as part of the federation’s Supplies for Success program. The bags, stuffed with new school supplies, hats, and a pair of Bombas socks, were distributed to 15 recipient agencies. They will be given to kindergarteners through fifth graders.

In addition, members of the Boys and Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic visited with Jewish Home Assisted Living in River Vale residents. The club holds a back-to-school “Fill The Bus” campaign. The students went to the River Vale campus in a bus; the seniors packed it with the 110 backpacks they packed for Supplies for Success.

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