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Junior League Brings Community Groups Together for Kids For Kids: A Children’s Volunteer Event

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Sandra LoPiccolo of Maplewood with her daughters showing why it's important to volunteer. This year’s Kids For Kids event takes place in Millburn on March 12.  
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MILLBURN, NJ -  Organized by the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills (JLOSH), "Kids for Kids" brings together local groups and children for a morning of hands-on volunteering and fun at the George Bauer Community Center in Taylor Park, Millburn, on Saturday, March 12.

Contributing community groups include Girl Scouts of America, Essex County Prosecutors Office, Interfaith Food Pantry, Interfaith Hospitality Network of Essex County, Family Intervention Services, Robin C. Crowley Food Pantry, Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, Metro YMCA of the Oranges and our league sponsors—Gold Sponsors: Dun & Bradstreet and Silver Sponsors: Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Creative Wallcoverings & Interiors.

JLOSH Community Vice President Alison Corbin of Short Hills explains all elementary school-aged kids are welcome.

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“This event has continued to be an ongoing success for JLOSH," said Corbin. "An event that focuses on children and their contribution to JLOSH's ongoing efforts to address food insecurity and basic needs issues hopefully encourages voluntarism at an early age and helps them develop into future civic leaders.”

The activities children aged six to 12 years will be able to take part in include: 

- Decorating placemats to be donated to a food pantry for distribution

- Filling bags with camp supplies & essentials

- Decorating a mural and making no sew blankets for pediatric patients at  
  St. Barnabas

‘The Littlest Volunteer Contest’, a contest that awards $100 to kids’   
  ideas for helping to improve their community. 

In addition, children will have the opportunity to learn about eco-literacy, dental hygiene, nutrition basics and more. The Kids For Kids event is best for children aged six to 12 years. 

Donations of non-perishable goods, such as canned protein meals, and travel size toiletries can be brought to the event.

The JLOSH ‘Kids For Kids’ event goes a long way to helping children in need, while teaching kids and adults about the benefits of volunteering, and bringing together a host of community organizations.

The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills is an organization of women developed as civic and community leaders creating lasting community impact. JLOSH provides service to Livingston, East Orange, West Orange, South Orange, Orange, Maplewood, Millburn, Short Hills and Springfield and reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. To learn more about JLOSH, visit www.jlosh.org or the JLOSH Facebook Page.

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