CLARK, NJ -  K-Kids, a community service organization at Frank K. Hehnly School, has been busy in the last few months according to the groups' leader, school Nurse Donna Kircher.

In the late fall kids joined the Kiwanis Club and held a successful clothing drive.  They also participated in Clark’s Give and Share Program donating over 600 food items and 7 turkeys to the community food bank to feed those less fortunate at Thanksgiving.

As part of their Second Chance Toy Initiative, K-Kids collected and donated over 1,000 gently used plastic toys for two organizations that provided gifts to many children who would not have received any toys for the holiday. Each toy was thoroughly cleaned, equipped with batteries, and individually bagged for delivery.

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“The directors of both organizations were stunned by our generosity,” said Kircher.  “They were extremely grateful. While we made a difference in the lives of so many children, we also did our part for the environment as plastic toys end up in landfills.” 

As part of their Adopt a Family Initiative, K-Kids, along with the Hehnly staff and PTA, helped provide Christmas for the Colonia family that lost their home in the plane crash/house fire this past fall.  The group provided clothing, toys, and gift cards.  According to Kircher, the family was extremely grateful.

 “I would like to share my deepest gratitude for all the generosity and support for our K-Kids projects that make a difference in the lives of others,” she said.

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