Monday, February 29, 2016

The Outreach Committee Needs YOU

As springtime approaches, the AFT Local 1904 Outreach Committee has several programs for the local community, and we are looking for some support.

Current Programs:

On-Campus Food Pantry (Ongoing)

To combat the reality and struggle of food insecurity for our students, Student Development and Campus Life is establishing an On-Campus Food Pantry. You can help us help our own! Donations can include non-perishable food items, monetary donations and gift cards. Donations can be made at the Center for Student Involvement in the Student Center, or the Library room 140 [learn more]

Toy Drive for St. Joseph's (March 1st to April 15th)

Help the Montclair State University Men’s and Women’s Hockey teams, the Montclair State University Department of Campus Recreation, Floyd Hall Arena, the Montclair Blues, and the NJ Jackals collect new toys and books for the St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ. All donated toys will be distributed directly to current patients of the pediatrics floor or to help re-stock the Children’s Hospital play room. Please bring your new toy or children’s book donations to either Floyd Hall Arena or the Student Recreation Center.

Upcoming Programs

Soup Kitchen (Date coming soon!)

We will be visiting the Park United Methodist Church in Bloomfield to provide help serve food to local people in need. The program will run from 9:30 am to 3pm, and includes meal preparation, service and clean-up. Date will be announced as soon as it can be secured, but will be on a Sunday. If you would like to be included on the program, email Alex Sperling

Animal Shelter (Early April) 

Returning again this year we will be visiting the Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter in East Hanover. This program will take place on a Saturday, in the morning. Tasks can include cleaning, meal preparing or fundraising work, and is typically completed by 1pm. Contact Alex Sperling for more details.