SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Maplewood Rotary Club was formed and has been an active integral part of our community for the better part of the last 90 years. Over the years the club has undertaken many projects to give back to the community in keeping with its mission of “Service above self”.

They have undertaken a drive to collect donations of socks which will in turn be distributed to homeless shelters.  The time to donate socks is now through October 31st.  Donations can also be made which will be used to purchase new socks. Checks, payable to Maplwood Rotary Club should be mailed to: Maplewood Rotary Club, PO Box 1099, Maplewood, NJ 07040. Donations can also be made through their website at www.MaplewoodRC.org. The Rotary Club mentioned that new socks can reduce the risk of infection, prevent frostbite, and foster good hygiene.

Among the various shelters that will receive socks is Isaiah House located in Orange. In addition to the sock donation, the Maplewood Rotary Club plans two missions to assist Isaiah House. During September they will be painting one of the Guest Rooms and then In November they will prepare and serve a Spaghetti Dinner for the guests. While serving   the dinner, the club also plans to distribute pajamas, books and the socks.

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              Here are the Locations of Sock Collection Boxes:

                             BCB Bank – Both Maplewood and South Orange Branches

                Coldwell Banker – Maplewood Village

                             Jordan Baris – West Orange Office

                             Lexann Pharmacy – Springfield Avenue, Maplewood

                             Village Coffee – Maplewood Village

                             Woolley Home Solutions – Burnett Avenue, Maplewood

                             Also: During Play Day in South Orange at the BCB Bank Tent