RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph high school students pass "go" and "collect" more than $200. You may have seen the Randolph-opoly games being sold around town recently. Some people even tweeted about how cool it was to play. It’s a spin off of the classic household board game Monopoly except with some of your favorite stores and landmarks in Randolph.
Two juniors from Randolph High School, Samantha Zimmerman and Hope Mirski had this project in the works for a year. They were thrilled to reach their goal of selling 250 games to raise over $6,000 for their two favorite charities – Homeless Solutions, a local homeless shelter and the Randolph Animal Pound.
The girls hand delivered their donation checks to the charities this week. Both charities were grateful for the generous donation. Stephanie Cicale, Director of Development for Homeless Solutions said, “I’m so proud of the hard work these girls put into this project. We will be using the money towards summer camps for some of our homeless children.” Many of the guests living in the shelter have jobs and need day care for their children. Summer camp will give the kids a great life experience, and also provide child care for the working parents.
Hope Mirski recently adopted her dog from the Randolph Animal and said, “I’m so happy to be able to give back to such a great charity”. Sunny Nowell, Kennell Manager/Adoptions and Claudine Cheung, President, Friends of Randolph Animal Pound, were thrilled with the check and explained that the money would be used towards their veterinary expenses.
“It was a fun way to raise money and we’re so glad people were excited about the game,” said Zimmerman. They worked hard to make it happen but they credit the support of the town and their sponsors for making it happen. They are thankful to their sponsors American Animal Hospital, Barrish & Lehnes Orthodontics, Black River Barn, Burrini’s, John Herold Jewelers, Kiwanis Club, Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph, Pizza Pub, Pinks Pharmacy, Sun High Orchard, Heritage Community Bank, Candylicious and the numerous other local businesses who supported the effort by sponsoring spaces on the game board.
For more information email Randolph.Opoly@gmail.com.