Giving Back

Boy Scouts Give Back

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Credits: Pack 178
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Credits: Pack 178
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Credits: Pack 178
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Cranford, NJ – The members of Saint Michael Boy Scout Pack No.178 collected over 100 gently worn coats for both children and adults last week. The coats will benefit the Saint Joseph’s Social Center in Elizabeth, NJ. Established in 1983, the center provides the poor and homeless with food, clothing, medications, as well as, services and programs to help them move forward in building an independent future. Some of the programs are housing assistance, health programs, job readiness and ESL, just to name a few. 

The scouts also made sandwiches to benefit the sandwich ministry, also run through Saint Joseph’s. The ministry is a program that has volunteers buy a loaf of bread, some cold cuts, cheese or peanut butter, assemble the sandwiches and drop them off at a specific location. A volunteer then delivers the sandwiches to the center, where bag lunches are distributed every morning Monday thru Friday. Pack leader Brendan Kelly’s goal was to get the boys more involved with volunteering and service.

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