SUMMIT, NJ - Thanks to overwhelming support by the community, the Overlook Auxiliary and NP Twig 10's 'Hope and Gratitude' lawn sign initiative has reached its goal of generating the necessary funds to acquire a XENEX sterilization machine for Overlook Medical Center, thanks to more than 2,000 sign purchases and accompanying donations from residents and their neighbors -- in just over two-weeks time.

Now that the goal has been reached, all funds raised from ongoing sign sales will be directed toward other, current Overlook Medical Center unmet needs during this pandemic. Additional donations are welcome.

The signs feature artwork by Zoe Berliner, Age 9 from Summit, and Ashleigh Andrews, Age 11 of Millburn.

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In addition to raising monies to fund the equipment purchase, the signs are sure to show healthcare and other essential workers the level of respect, admiration and gratitude the community feels for them individually and as a whole as they drive by on their way to and from work.

To buy a sign, visit events.constantcontact.com, and volunteers will deliver it / them to your doorstep.

The Overlook Auxiliary has again expressed its thanks to Scott Hale of STH Printing in New Providence for his designs, and of The UPS Store in downtown Summit for printing the signs, and to community residents Deb Meslar of Summit, along with Maria DeLuca and Amy Lepre of New Providence who presented this idea.

To donate directly towards pandemic needs at Overlook Medical Center, visit OAUX.org