Students, faculty and staff members at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison continue to make a difference by helping others during the COVID-19 crisis. Each week, more students and members of the W+H community are getting involved in meaningful volunteer work.

This week’s list of W+H community service stars includes:

  • Naischa Puri of Edison (pictured) – helped create a fundraiser to provide at least 250 meals to the staff at JFK Medical Center in Edison and a few other hospitals and nursing homes throughout New Jersey and New York. The fundraiser was a great success! Meals For Heroes has now surpassed their goal and sent out over 3,000 meals to various hospitals in New Jersey and New York.
  • Zachary Brzosko of Carteret – making face masks with his brothers
  • Aarush Dharayan and Shreya Dharayan of Edison – donating meals to frontline workers and seniors through St. Peter’s Virtual Food Drive and organizing a food drive through the Community Food Bank of New Jersey
  • Kallie Schildge of Westfield – making sandwiches for St. Joseph Social Service Center in Elizabeth

Faculty and staff members also have been doing their part, including Sharon Byrne, Performing Arts Chair, donating blood; Jean Castellano, Upper School history teacher, supporting a neighborhood effort to collect food items; Jason Murphy, Upper School humanities teacher, joining friends to become pen pals with senior citizens; and Lynn Pandure, Upper School Administrative Assistant, baking and food shopping for elderly neighbors.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School (1295 Inman Ave., N. Edison) is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located near the Scotch Plains border and just five miles from downtown Westfield. It is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school that prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. Wardlaw+Hartridge provides an educational atmosphere characterized by academic challenge, support for individual excellence, diversity, and a familial sense of community.