MONTCLAIR, N.J. – United Way of Northern New Jersey Women United volunteers partnered with The Garden Club of Montclair and Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey troop leaders to help 30 young girls experiencing homelessness complete their Girl Scout outdoor art badges on June 22.
As part of United Way Day of Action, a nationwide day of service campaign, the women and some of their daughters helped the girls build fairy houses, create art projects, participate in garden scavenger hunts and take part in other activities at United Way’s Montclair building and the Avis Campbell Garden at 60 South Fullerton Ave. The girls (not pictured) participate in Girl Scouts through the Juliette’s House program, which makes leadership experiences available at community shelters. Photo Credit: United Way of Northern New Jersey
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United Way of Northern New Jersey is a nonprofit organization working to improve people’s lives and strengthen communities by focusing on Education, Income, and Health. These are the building blocks for a good life – a quality education that leads to a stable job; the tools needed to achieve financial stability; and good health. We lead caring communities to create long-lasting changes that transform people’s lives. Together, united, we can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow. United Way of Northern New Jersey serves Morris, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren counties as well as portions of suburban Essex County, including the Caldwells, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Livingston, Millburn-Short Hills, Montclair, Roseland, and Verona. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED. To learn more, call 973.993.1160 or visit www.UnitedWayNNJ.org.