WEST ORANGE, NJ — Seventh-grade students in Jay Wecht's class at Roosevelt Middle School recently greeted West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi as they boxed up their donations to the Mayor's Sunshine Fund.

The Mayor's Sunshine Fund provides Thanksgiving baskets to needy families in the West Orange community, and West Orange schools have long-participated by providing non-perishable food for the fund.

More than 100 baskets were donated this year to local families, and items remaining from the Mayor's Sunshine Fund were donated to Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry.