The Residence Park Neighborhood and Civic Association of New Rochelle donated more that one hundred knapsack-bookbags, filled with pens, pencils, notebooks, rulers, and other school supplies; to the children whose parents are served by Hope Community Services and Food Pantry at 50 Washington Avenue in New Rochelle.
In addition to the school supplies, Residence Park residents donated money, which was used to "top up" the knapsacks. Additional funds will be used to buy winter coats for some of the most needy children.
COSTCO on Weyman Avenue donated more than 75 bookbags and supplies.
Organizers with the children and a mom: Carol Troum (white shirt) is the Executive Director of HOPE and Karen Collins (black dress) is from Residence Park. Not pictured, Terry Hamburger, Project Manager at HOPE.
Joan Bristol of Residence Park keeps track of things.