New Outlook Penn- Jersey Chapter 132 continued its annual initiative to support school children in the area we serve. For that endeavor, we donated an assortment of school supplies; 1,728 backpacks and 1,794 pencil holders to more than 15 school districts and community organizations. We purchased the backpacks and pencil holders using funds from Pioneers’ Charitable Foundation Grants that enabled us to sustain our previous years donation.
Chapter 132 allocated individual budgets to each club to pay for school supplies. We redirected our gifts of backpacks and accompanying pencil holders to organizations that were able and willing to accept these gifts during the pandemic, while designated organizations were closed due to Pandemic restrictions.
Shiloh Baptist Church provided Covid safe space that enabled each chapter to receive supplies at a scheduled time and allowed us to distribute the supplies from their gym. Every participant was required to follow the Covid standard to wear masks and observe distance specifications
Provided scheduled pick-up windows for backups and supplies at Shiloh Baptist Church in Plainfield NJ. Shiloh established strict protocols to ensure safety and protection for recipients.
Each Club member purchased and provided school supplies to their specific organization or school.
Distributed New Outlook Pioneers Penn-Jersey Chapter 132 donations to:
- Civic League of Greater New Brunswick – New Brunswick, NJ
- Community Coordinated Child Care – Rahway, NJ
- Constable Elementary School – Kendall Park, NJ
- Evidence of the Gospel Church, Inc. – Hillsborough, NJ
- Feeding Hands Food Pantry – Bridgewater, NJ
- Good Shepherd Lutheran Church – Somerville, NJ
- Huntington Park Christian Academy – Philadelphia, PA
- Neighborhood House, Plainfield, NJ
- Norristown Area School District – Norristown, PA
- Plainfield School System – Plainfield, NJ
- Rahway Public Schools – Rahway, NJ
- Saint Mark’s Church and Saint Mark’s Center for Community Renewal –
- Keansburg, NJ
- Salvation Army – Reading, PA
- Somerset FoodBank – Bridgewater, NJ
- St. Joseph’s Social Center – Elizabeth, NJ
- Shiloh Baptist Church Food Pantry – Plainfield, NJ
- South Brunswick School District – South Brunswick, NJ
- Union County T.E.A.M.S. Charter School – Plainfield, NJ
Submitted by Pioneer Pat Fields – President Murray Hills Club