HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A donation of $2,000 raised at the Hillsborough UNICO Comedy Show at the Raritan Valley Country Club in November was presented to Operation Shoebox New Jersey recently.
Nate Santaromita, UNICO president, accompanied by members Anthony Ferrara and Mariann Cialdella, made the presentation to Rod Hirsch, founder and executive director of OPSHBX NJ, a 501C3 non-profit organization that assembles and ships personal care packages to US troops deployed around the world.
OPSHBX NJ, with headquarters at 152 Route 206 south, has shipped 153,000 personal care packages overseas since 2005.
The donation was used to help defray the costs of shipping care packages from a Dec. 1 packing event at the YMCA in Hillsborough sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hillsborough.
UNICO and OPSHBX NJ are planning a bocce ball tournament in the spring that will be held at Colonial Park in Franklin. Teams of four and sponsors are welcome. Further information is available by calling OPSHBX NJ at (908) 698-0333.