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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 on Aug. 21. Held at Redwood, Principal Tim Beaumont, Acting Assistant Principal Kimya Jackson, and Kelly Principal Dr. Joanne Pollara were on hand to greet families and help the Rotarians.


 Students were able to select 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.


 Find out more about West Orange Rotary here.


See all the photos from the Backpack Distribution here.


Rotary Backpacks

Rotary members Steven Schneider, Jeff Dunst, Robbi Hershon, Judy Dunst, Sandra Mordecai, Cynthia Hadley-Bailey, Ed Enginger, Jerry Tarnoff, and Elmina Zisa.

 Rotary Backpacks

Redwood Acting Asst. Principal Kimya Jackson, Redwood Principal Tim Beaumont, and students.

Rotary Backpacks

BOE VP Sandra Mordecai, Rotarian and former Superintendent of WO Schools Jerry Tarnoff, and Kelly Principal Dr. Joanne Pollara.

Cynthia Cumming
Aug. 23, 2019