Hope For the Holidays

Friday, 21 December 2012 10:43

Central New Jersey Chapter - It’s amazing the toll Hurricane Sandy has taken on the residents of New Jersey. We are getting swamped with calls for housing, transportation, food and other needs. Many face challenges they never envisioned.

Stories like one we heard about a displaced father, living in a motel with his three children, having to buy insecticide for a cockroach infestation. I share this because it is so easy to think the worst is over. But, the truth is that so many families are still having a very difficult time and no hope in the near future.

Now at Christmas time, providing gifts for the children and giving hope to the community is so important. The Central Jersey Chapter of HOPE worldwide learned that 125 children are staying at the YMCA in Newark. We were asked if we could help. It seemed that these children were not going to have anything for Christmas. The Chapter collected $1,600 plus clothes in just one week. Next week the children’s faces will light up because of the generosity of others.

The Chapter also just learned that school children needed clothes in Ocean and MonmouthCounty. We are starting a second drive for supplies to meet these additional needs.

For more information about how you can help, you can contact Chapter Director, Horacio Piccininno at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." data-mce-href="http://This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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