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West Orange Rotary Donates Backpacks to Kelly and Redwood Elementary Schools

WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange Rotary continued its charitable efforts with donations of backpacks to Kelly and Redwood Elementary Schools.


Rotary members distributed backpacks at Kelly on Aug. 15 and at Redwood on Sept. 5 . Principals Dr. Joanne Pollara and Tim Beaumont, along with Redwood Asst. Principal Ana Marti, happily assisted the Club and welcomed students.


Students and families arrived to select a backpack of their choice in assorted colors and styles. Each backpack was filled with school supplies for the students. By the looks on their faces, students were thrilled to receive them and thanked Rotary members for their generosity.


West Orange Rotary has long supported West Orange Public Schools. Each year every third grade student receives a dictionary, and every year the Rotary provides thousands of dollars in scholarships to graduating seniors. They are actively involved in the West Orange community and support humanitarian efforts worldwide.


"As Rotarians, our motto is "Service Above Self," stated West Orange Rotary President Cynthia Hadley-Bailey.


"We are committed to serve and donate to our community, especialy to the children in West Orange Schools. In a few weeks, we will begin our yearly Dictionary Project for Third Grade students," she concluded.


Find out more about West Orange Rotary here.


See all the photos from the Backpack donations here.


West Orange Rotary

 Backpacks at Redwood with Principal Tim Beaumont and students.

 West Orange Rotary

 Backpacks at Kelly with Jerry Tarnoff and Sandra Mordecai, rear.

 West Orange Rotary

Former Superintendent of Schools Jerry Tarnoff, Judy and Jeff Dunst, Steven Schneider, Edward 

Enginger, Robbi Hershon, Cynthia Hadley-Bailey, Jessica Bailey.


Cynthia Cumming
Sept. 13, 2018