CRANFORD - Plainfield area families served by Homefirst will once again benefit from Daniel Serna's annual school supply drive. Serna, a Cranford High School student, has hosted this drive over the past five years and through the generosity of Cranford residents he has been able to provide enough supplies to all the families. Area residents can drop off new school supplies in the donation box at the Cranford Community Center at 220 Walnut Avenue through August 15th.
Homefirst Interfaith Housing & Family Services provides housing, homeless prevention assistance, and family support to help strengthen the community. New school supplies are a huge help to families who are struggling to make ends meet.
Serna notes, "I'm grateful to the many people in our community who donate each year. All kids deserve to start the year off right with the new supplies they need." All new school supplies are welcome--three-ring binders, loose leaf paper, backpacks, folders, pencils, pens, colored pencils, crayons, markers, and notebooks are all needed.
Homefirst’s Plainfield Family Support Center now hosts an annual school supply giveaway with the supplies donated through Serna’s project. In 2017, Serna was among the honorees at Homefirst's annual Evening of Thanks Award Dinner.