McLaughlin and MorphMom are partnering to bring joy to members at our Plainfield Club this holiday season. J. McLaughlin of Summit is hosting a Sip & Shop on December 13th from 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM. 15% of all purchases in store at J. McLaughlin on December 13th will be donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County.

They also sponsoring a toy drive through Tuesday December 13th. New, unwrapped toys may be dropped off at J. McLaughlin; 10 Beechwood Road, Summit. What a great way to shop local for the Holidays and give back! Light refreshments will be served as you enjoy shopping at J. McLaughlin.

“I would like to say a special thank you to J. McLaughlin and MorphMom for their efforts to support our Clubs,” said Russell Triolo, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County. “Working together collaboratively is a great way to reach out to the communities and bring awareness to our organization throughout Union County. Thank you, too, to the businesses in Summit that are donating support for the Holiday Party”.

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Members of MorphMom and students from Summit will also help distribute toys and food at the Holiday Party for members of our Plainfield Club next week. A special “Thank You” to Zappia’s Gourmet Delicatessen and Village Trattoria for your generous donation to the Plainfield Club holiday party. Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County offers youth programs in 5 communities in Union County: Plainfield, Elizabeth, Union, Hillside and Roselle.

Teen leadership programs for ages 14-18 are available in Union, Elizabeth and Plainfield. Members participate in character, leadership, career preparation and community service activities throughout the year. Aquatics instruction is available at our Union Club. After School Program Registration is open. For information on our clubs and programs, please visit our website www.bgcuc.org or contact us 908-687-2697.

MorphMom is an interactive multi-media company dedicated to educating, celebrating, connecting women from all walks of life. About Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County: Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County seeks to inspire and enable young people, who need them most, to realize their full potential and have provided opportunity for youth since 1955. They are part of a national network of some 4,000 neighborhood-based facilities, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which serves more than 4.6 million young people annually, in all 50 states and on U.S. military bases worldwide.

Clubs provide guidance-oriented character development programs on a daily basis for children 6-18 years old, conducted by a full-time Professional staff. Key Boys & Girls Club programs emphasize leadership development, education and career exploration, financial literacy, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation, and family outreach.