EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two East Brunswick residents Taryn Prince and Diya Basu have organized a donation drive to help facilities housing migrant children who have been separated from their parents at the border. The drive begins on Monday, June 25 and ends on Monday, July 9th.
The VFW in East Brunswick will be the official drop-off location for all donations.
Prince and Basu will be collecting the basic necessities that are needed for these kids, as the organizations that are giving them shelter need as much assistance as possible until the kids are reunited with their families.
The women have been in communication with New York City Councilman Mark Levine's office in New York, as his team will be splitting up the donations to go to the Abbott House and the Cayuga Center, organizations that are housing the children. Levine represents the 7th District in Northern Manhattan. Serving as the Chair of Council Committee on Health and as a member of the Progressive Caucus. He is a leader on many issues including housing, education, economic justice, transportation, environmentalism, and more.
"When we saw what was happening, we just weren't able to sit back and do nothing to help," said Basu.