Sending Blessings to Those Less Fortunate this Holiday Season
In an effort to give back to the community this holiday season, students in the Transitions Program in Cherry Hill are making Blessing Bags to distribute to those less fortunate. These bags will be donated to The Unforgotten Haven to then be distributed into the community to individuals who are experiencing homelessness or who are lower income.
This project is part of the program’s in-service project for Giving Tuesday and the students can earn volunteering credits for putting the bags together. The project is being run by Sarah Schwartz, Coordinator of Community Education for First Children.
“When we started this, we hoped to get at least enough items to make 50 bags. After just 2 days, we had EVERYTHING ordered and were able to double the original list,” said Schwartz. “We’re super excited to now be able to donate 100 bags to the Unforgotten Haven and that is all thanks to the generous (and speedy!) donations from First Children families and staff.”
The students started an Amazon wishlist in October and spent the last few weeks collecting items for the bags. Items include shampoo, deodorant, lip balm, wet wipes, toothbrushes, and more. Bags were assembled and donated to Unforgotten Haven on November 21st.
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