'Tis the season of giving: thanks, time, a helping hand. Last year, in the midst of a pandemic, several local organizations got together to help those in need during the holidays. They managed to raise $7000 for local food pantries and delivered 75 meals to people for Thanksgiving. This year, they hope to surpass that and help even more people in need. You can assist them with their goal by contributing what you can to Scotch Plains Kindsgiving 2021.
What: Scotch Plains Kindsgiving 2021
Where: Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA (1340 Martine Ave, Scotch Plains)
When: Now through November 22nd
Contact: FSP YMCA (908) 889-8880
Scotch Plains Kindsgiving 2021
How You Can Help
First, go grocery shopping. When you do, include some extra food items to help create Thanksgiving meals for our less fortunate neighbors. Then, take these items to the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA and drop them off in the designated bins in the lobby. Second, donate a grocery store gift card in any denomination. Most stores conveniently keep these near the register when you check out. You may also donate online if you prefer. All of the money received gets used for buying more gift cards to distribute to those experiencing food insecurity this holiday season. Finally, consider volunteering your time. Donations need to be separated, organized and delivered to our local food pantries.
What Foods to Donate
- Broth (canned or boxed)
- Cereal (boxed)
- Corn bread mix (boxed)
- Cranberry sauce (canned)
- Evaporated milk (canned)
- Foil pans (disposable for baking turkey)
- Juice (boxed)
- Gravy (can or jar)
- Mac & Cheese (boxed)
- Mashed potatoes (boxed)
- Pie crust (ready-made)
- Pie filling (pumpkin or apple, canned)
- Pumpkin (canned)
- Soup (canned or boxed)
- Stuffing (boxed)
- Vegetables (canned)
- Yams (canned)
Scotch Plains Toy Drive
Now that the bellies are taken care of, let's turn our attention to some Christmas joy for the kids. Joint Motion Physical Therapy hosts a toy drive between now and December 15th. Simply drop off new, unwrapped presents, socks, hats, scarves, or hats at their office (373 Park Ave.) between 8 am and 8 pm every Monday through Thursday except for Thanksgiving Day. Please donate what you can to make sure all of our kids experience a very merry Christmas this year. Thank you.
Originally posted on my Westfield area luxury real estate blog here: https://www.luxuryhomesnj.com/scotch-plains-news/scotch-plains-kindsgiving-2021/.