ROXBURY, NJ – Donations made by parents of children attending after-school programs at Roxbury’s Franklin School were recently shipped to Puerto Rico to help those suffering from earthquakes and other disasters.

“Parents were very happy to donate all kind of supplies knowing they were going to the people of Puerto Rico,” said Anita Fehsal of the Franklin School’s after-school program. “All the parents were very generous.”

She said the packages were brought to the Dover Fire Department which handled delivery. “They could not thank us enough,” Fehsal said.

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Fehsal said parents of Kennedy Schools' after-school program also donated some supplies. She said the schools’ after-school program parents have been similarly generous in the past.

“This is not the first time these donations were made,” she said. “After the Maria storm hit Puerto Rico, the same group of people sent many supplies.”

 For Christmas, kindergarten-through-fourth grade Franklin School pupils made Christmas cards for the children of St. Jude’s, Fehsal added. “Also, they made Christmas cards for the troops, and they were sent by way of country channel 94.7.  Just a few of the things that we do.”

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