PARSIPPANY — Northvail Elementary School students collected canned goods and other food items for our annual winter food drive organized by Mrs. Vento a fourth-grade teacher, and members of the Student Council. Two carloads of bags and boxes of goods were dropped off at The Food Pantry in Lake Hiawatha, which helps to feed hungry children and families. Mrs. Vento said, “At Northvail, we like to expose students to community service and the act of giving back.”
Our second-grade classes organized by Mrs. Hedden, participated in a Pajama and Book Drive sponsored by Scholastic Book Club. Twenty families donated new pajamas. The pajama drive is a great reminder of how important a bedtime storybook can be. The national program provides children who live in shelters, group homes, foster care and other at-risk children with a pair of pajamas and a bedtime storybook.
We all know how great it feels to receive gifts. Joy comes from helping others to better their lives. Thank you to everyone who donated!