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Cranford's 4th Annual Community Service Project Fair

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Decorating bibs for Raphael's Life House. Credits: TAP into editor
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(L-R) Cindy Hannen and Janice Grevious Credits: TAP into editor
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Sandwiches for St. Joseph Social Center Credits: TAP into editor
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Troop 40332 making dog toys for shelter animals Credits: TAP into editor
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Paper flower pots for Meals on Wheels deliveries Credits: TAP into editor
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Decorating drawstring bags for the YWCA of Eastern Union County Credits: TAP into editor
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Refrigerator magnets for Family Promise Credits: TAP into editor
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Book marks for our soldiers Credits: TAP into editor
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Troop 40744 making cards for our military. Credits: TAP into editor
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Troop 40744 making Valentine cards for Children's Specialized Hospital. Credits: TAP into editor
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CRANFORD, NJ – Dr. Martin Luther King’s quote, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others?” is the inspiration behind Cranford’s Fourth Annual Community Service Project Fair. A day where children, adults, clubs, churches, schools and the entire community have the opportunity to give back. This years’ service event was held Monday Jan. 18 at the Saint Michael School cafeteria.

The concept originated when chairperson Janice Grevious first attended a service fair in Maplewood. Making the day, one of service, not a day off,  she thought, “We can do this.” So along with the Cranford Clergy Council and the Interfaith Human Relations Committee, a day of service was born. “It gives others a chance to serve, it builds a community and not only do the ones volunteering benefit, the people on the receiving end benefit,” Grevious commented.

Co-chairperson, Cindy Hannen stated, “It’s an opportunity to get the whole community involved, there are scouts, kids, adults all participating and it grows bigger every year.”

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Some of the service projects that were going on were:
- Sandwiches were made for St. Joseph’s Social Service
- Drawstring bags decorated and filled for the Battered Women’s Shelter through the YWCA of Eastern Union County.
- Girl Scout Troop 40744 made Valentine cards for Children’s Specialized Hospital, as well as, wrote letter to the soldiers.
- Girl Scout Troop 40332 working toward their bronze award made dog toys for “Home for Good Dogs”
- Refrigerator magnets were made and cleaning products were given to families transitioning from being homeless, through Family Promise and FISH.
- Paper flower pots were made for “Meals on Wheels” deliveries.
- Weekend backpack meals were assembled for the Community Food Bank, so children could have meals when they are not in school.
- Decorated bib and t-shirts along with donated diapers went to Raphael’s Life House.
- Food donations to Cranford Family Care and the Community Food Bank

The Cranford Community Service Project Fair is an annual event held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

All materials were donated through the 10 houses of worship in the Cranford Clergy Council, private donations, mission group donations and the Thrivent Grant from the Calvary Lutheran Church. 

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