SUMMIT, NJ - Christ Child Society of Summit (CCS) and Bridges Outreach are once again partnering to collect next year’s school supplies for more than 500 children in need who attend the Summit Public Schools. Collection bins will be in place through May 11 adjacent to the main offices of the Summit public elementary schools, as well as at the entrances to St. Teresa’s Church and Memorial Hall.

“For many families in Summit, it is difficult to afford the high cost of the many school supplies needed each year. Donating these supplies is an easy and thoughtful way for our community to help these families, and to give these children a fresh start to the new school year,” said Marian Starr and Lois Melka, CCS Co-Chairs.

Items in need and requested for donation include:  1”, 2”, and 3” Binders, Marble Composition Books, and Spiral Notebooks (wide and college ruled).

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In August of 2017, the Christ Child Society and Bridges provided 335 elementary, middle and high school children in Summit, eligible for free or reduced lunch, with new backpacks and school supplies. Parents were able to take the financial resources that would have been used for school supplies to pay for food, rent, and other necessities.

The Christ Child Society is a non-profit association of volunteers dedicated to serving at-risk children in the area. Bridges is an outreach program for the homeless delivering food, clothing, toiletries, and other necessities to those who are homeless or in need in New York City, Newark, and Irvington every week and opens its doors to neighbors in need every Friday.

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