ELIZABETH, NJ - On December 14, Governor Livingston’s Interact Club once again helped to sort, bag, and pack a room stacked full of toys for the community of Elizabeth. St. Joseph’s Social Service Center organizes an annual toy drive to help bring smiles to the faces of families in-need. Each year, hundreds of toys are generously donated to St. Joseph’s.
Interact club members sorted and bagged toys into categories to make it easier for the families of St. Joseph to select toys for their children. Governor Livingston, junior, Victoria Mauri said, “The event was a lot of fun and everyone worked very hard to sort all of the toys. It was amazing knowing that all of our hard work will help so many families this holiday season!" Sophomore Joe Riggi also dedicated his Saturday morning to helping out with the toy drive and added “it was a great experience for everyone and felt good to help people in need.”
The club is also currently selling candy for their major fundraiser. This year, Interact will donate to the Thirst Project. The Thirst Project is a non-profit organization whose aim is to bring safe drinking water to communities around the world where it is not immediately available.
With every event, Interact strives to benefit the local, national or global community. These two projects exemplify the club’s goal to help others.