RANDOLPH, NJ- When Randolph High School junior and Key Club member Charles Taibi organized a toy drive this past winter to help local families in need, he felt good about the positive impact he had made. 

So good in fact, that he couldn’t wait to do it all over again.

“After the collection during the holidays, it made me realize how something that many people take for granted can be so difficult for others,” said Taibi.  “I felt what I did was just a small token, and if I could make one person smile or feel better then it was something I wanted to do again. I realized one person can make a difference and I wanted to reach as many people as I could.”

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This Spring, Taibi is at it again, collecting donations to benefit the Morristown Neighborhood House. He will be collecting items for their summer camp program.

“I contacted Jackie Looby at Morristown Neighborhood House and asked her what they needed moving forward,” said Taibi. She said supplies for their summer camp are always needed. The families of children that attend the camp can’t afford the little extras so, Neighborhood House provides for these families.”

Morristown Neighborhood House’s philosophy is to build better lives and stronger communities by helping individuals, families and new immigrants who are confronting economic and other life challenges.

They are in need of the following items for kids attending their summer camps: New board games, construction paper, art kits, science Kits, jump ropes, Hoola Hoops, kick balls, cards, ice packs, batteries, paint brushes.

“I like the fact that Morristown Neighborhood House helps all families in need in Morris County,” said Taibi. “We sometimes forget that people in our own backyard may be struggling, so this is a great way to help out at “home”.

Anyone who wants to donate can drop off the items at 4 Bayberry Lane, Randolph.  The collection is running from March 1 to June 1.