Millburn, NJ - In collaboration with 28 Days Project and Dun & Bradstreet, the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills restocked the nurses’ pantries of the Orange School District with nearly 2,900 items of non-medical wellness essentials.
The Nurses’ Pantry Program within the Orange School District is a vital resource for children in need. The pantries provide basic items and hygiene products to students who may not otherwise have access to them. This year, JLOSH was delighted to once again support the District by restocking its pantries with feminine hygiene products, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste. To support its efforts, JLOSH collaborated with its community partner, Dun & Bradstreet, which collected items during its Do Good Week in July. Additionally, 28 Days Project, a local nonprofit that provides feminine products to women in need generously donated 30 boxes, or 750 pads, to the District.
Together with its community partners, JLOSH donated over 2,900 individual items, including 1,488 feminine hygiene products, 400 toothbrushes, 333 tubes of toothpaste, 267 stick of deodorant, 150 packs of tissues and many other non-medical miscellaneous items.
“We are thrilled to once again partner with the Orange School District to ensure students have access to the basic items supplied by the nurses’ pantries,” said Larisa Holderied, President-Elect of the Junior League of the Oranges & Short Hills. “The City of Orange Township is a key area of our service and we are always looking for opportunities to deepen our impact and better support students, along with their families, living in Orange.”
“Dun & Bradstreet is pleased to partner with JLOSH and the Orange School District through our Do Good Program, where we support our employees in giving to the causes that mean the most to them,” said Michele Caselnova, Chief Communications Officer. “Providing basic necessities to children in our local school districts embodies Dun & Bradstreet’s commitment to generosity and serving the communities where we live and work.”
From left to right – Dr. Janet McClouden, Supervisor, Special Services; Brittany Heaslip, JLOSH; Dr. Gerald Fitzhugh, Superintendent of Schools; Ms. Harper, Director, Special Services; and Barry Devone, Community Engagement Officer.
"We are proud to once again partner with the Junior League of the Oranges & Short Hills to support students within the Orange schools. We want students to stay in the classroom where they can learn, grow, and develop skills for a brighter future." said Jamy Barton, co-founder of 28 Days Project.
"JLOSH continues be an exemplary partner to the Orange Public Schools District in helping us meet the needs of students and families. We look forward to future collaborations on servicing the Orange community," said Dr. Janet McClouden of the Orange School District.
The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills is an organization of women developed as civic and community leaders creating lasting community impact. JLOSH provides service to children living in East Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Milburn, Orange, Short Hills, South Orange, Springfield and West Orange, and reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins.