CRANFORD, NJ - The Cranford High Assistance Program, a program comprised of students devoted to volunteer work, helped fill backpacks with toiletries for a nonprofit organization, Backpacks for Life, around Thanksgiving.

Backpacks for Life is an organization that helps raise money and awareness for homeless veterans. This time around, the students held two bake sales and used the profits to buy nonperishable food such as granola bars, peanut butter crackers, hot chocolate, juice boxes and fruit cups to donate to homeless veterans.
 
The fundraiser was led by junior Anders Myhre and sophomore Bridget Dineen.

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“I feel like I’m giving back to someone who gave up so much for me by serving in our armed forces,” Dineen said.

“It’s very rewarding to help out, and it feels like the right thing to do,” Myhre said.
 
The Cranford High Assistance Program also helps out the community by shoveling and raking leaves for people who need assistance. They can be contacted at chapsnj@gmail.com.