CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham sisters Emma, Carly and Madison Frohnapfel collected supplies and raised money through bake sales this summer to help provide school supplies for Jersey Cares.

"Help Spread Smiles had a very successful school supplies fundraiser this summer," Emma Frohnapfel said. "We raised over $150 at our bake sale. Using that money, plus monetary donations, we were able to purchase 443 items such as backpacks, pencils, crayons etc."

Additionally, the girls collected 245 items on their online donation at yougivegoods.com. Help Spread Smiles donated a total of 688 school supplies to Jersey Cares to help children in need.

"Volunteers at Jersey Cares thanked us and explained how every little bit counts," Frohnapfel said. "They have 6,000 requests for backpacks to fill this Fall. Knowing that every bit counts ,we are proud to say we impacted the lives of many children. Our collections for Saint Barnabas are still continuing throughout September. Be sure to check us out at the Chatham Borough Farmer's Market Saturday, Sept 12."