EDISON, NJ -- The Green Team at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison sponsored its first annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Recycling Event on Monday, Jan. 15.
Local families donated their gently used clothing, household items, shoes, toys, books and electronics during the daylong event. Over 50 volunteers from the W+H community including students from the Lower, Middle and Upper schools worked together to help sort the items for distribution to various charitable organizations such as Fish, Inc., Goodwill, nursing homes and more.
Donated items such computers, iPads, phones, and monitors were donated to Electronic Access Foundation (EAF), a non-profit organization who keeps electronics from being thrown in a landfill and prepares the donated electronics for donation to other qualified charitable organizations. Many of the volunteers took the donated items to the various charities who were overwhelmed with gratitude to the W+H community.
It was a memorable day of family, teachers, staff members, and students working together to recycle and give back to those less fortunate. There was such an abundance of donated items that a couple of the charities stated they had no more room in their storage facilities. The Green Team members and the W+H community are thankful for all those who donated items, volunteered and contributed their time to help make this a successful event.