HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Hasbrouck Heights Project Graduation for the Class of 2020 has installed a collection bin at Depken Field in a continuing fundraising effort for the students. Parked outside the gates to the bus lot at Depken Field, the bin is aesthetically complementary to the area as it's been designed to look like a Hasbrouck Heights school bus instead of a typical clothing collection bin.
According to Traci Roche of Project Graduation, they started working with Clothing Donation Services in July. Previously, the group had bins at the VFW for a while. Roche and Joni Lynn Arabi got permission from Mayor Jack DeLorenzo and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Matt Helfant to put a bin at Depken Field after the last clothing drive.
"The bin will be available indefinitely," said Roche. "It will be designated for Project Graduation for years to come."
"No school in the entire state has this design," said Joseph Campana, president of Clothing Donation Services. "It took a lot of creativity. We are very proud of doing this."
Campana runs the company along with managing partner, Patrick Jadevaia.
She noted that they group will still have clothing drives as well, but "this is for the times when people can't wait for the drive."
The bin will be emptied on a daily basis, said Roche.
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