WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange Rotary Club recently continued its charitable efforts with donations of backpacks to Kelly and Redwood Elementary Schools.

Prior to the start of the school year, Rotary members distributed backpacks at both schools, where principals Dr. Joanne Pollara and Tim Beaumont, along with Redwood Assistant Principal Ana Marti, happily assisted the club members and welcomed students as they received their donations.

Students and families arrived to select a backpack of their choice in assorted colors and styles. Each backpack was filled with school supplies for the students, who were visibly thrilled to receive the donations and thanked Rotary members for their generosity.

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West Orange Rotary has long supported West Orange Public Schools. Each year, every third grade student receives a dictionary, and every year the Rotary provides thousands of dollars in scholarships to graduating seniors. The club is actively involved in the West Orange community and supports humanitarian efforts worldwide.

"As Rotarians, our motto is ‘Service Above Self,’" said West Orange Rotary President Cynthia Hadley-Bailey. "We are committed to serve and donate to our community, especially to the children in West Orange Schools. In a few weeks, we will begin our yearly Dictionary Project for third grade students.”

Find out more about West Orange Rotary here.

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