PLAINFIELD, NJ –  No matter that Ms. Patricia A. Fields left Plainfield some time ago, she still returns home every year, at various times during the year, to provide donations to schools, community groups, agencies, families, and more.

Fields, a former executive, who through the Family Care Development Fund at AT&T and Lucent Technologies, provided millions of dollars to fund child care and elder care projects, continues her efforts even in her retirement.  On Thursday, Aug. 17th she presented Plainfield Public Schools and several other community organizations with hundreds of boxes of school supplies for the children.

“I love that God has blessed me with a spirit of giving and the talent and resources to help. I am wishing every child a successful year and hope that these gifts, will in some small way, help them meet the student supply requirements,” said Fields.
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The donations were made possible by New Outlook Pioneers, members of TelecomPioneers, a volunteer network of nearly 700,000 people in the telecommunications industry.  Fields is president of the Murray Hill Club, who coordinated this project along with support from Nokia employees.

Part of the school supplies received by Plainfield Public Schools will be shared with families during the district’s Back to School Ice Cream Social, on Aug. 24th at Plainfield High School from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

For additional information, please contact Gloria Montealegre, Community Engagement Liaison, at 908-731-4333 or email