Officially, school starts on September 3rd. Right now, it appears that remote learning remains in place for at least the first month. Even though the classroom moved to home, kids still need school supplies. Some families still struggle to make ends meet. Since kids aren’t doing in-person learning at the school, they can’t borrow supplies from the teacher or their classmates. Somerset County Project First Class wants to fill that need by providing school supplies to the children of families served by non-profit organizations all over Somerset County.
Somerset County Project First Class
Because of how COVID-19 affected many families around the county, even more families struggle to make ends meet right now. Help ease their burden by donating brand new school supplies to help them through this difficult time. Since Project First Class works with the Food Bank Network of Somerset County (as well as other local non-profits), they also accept donations of non-perishable food items. Please give what you can.
What is Needed
- 3-Ring Binders (1 1/2″ to 3″)
- Backpacks (new or gently used)
- Glue Sticks
- Index Cards
- Non-perishable food
- Paper (college, wide-ruled, construction)
- Pencil Cases (soft plastic or fabric ones that fit inside binders)
- Safety Scissors
Donation Drop-Off Sites
Sommerville Administration Building (20 Grove St) – 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Currently, the building is closed to the public. However, donations may be left inside the front vestibule. Someone with the Sheriff’s Department brings all donations inside from there.
Food Bank Network of Somerset County (9 Easy St in South Bound Brook) – 9 am to 3 pm. The public may enter but the food bank requests that you wear a mask while inside and maintain a social distance of six feet from others.
Somerset County Recycling Center (40 Polhemus Ln in Bridgewater) – They will be accepting donations for Somerset County Project First Class at their September 15th drop-off event. When you bring your recyclable items to the event between 8 am and 2 pm, feel free to bring your Project First Class donations along with them. The staff at Somerset County Recycling will make sure all donations get to the Food Bank Network for distribution where needed.
Basking Ridge 9/11 Memorial Ceremony
Sometimes, it feels like the events of 9/11 happened just last year. But 2020 marks the 19th anniversary of the day this tragedy took place. To honor the men and women who died as a result of that day, Bernards Township hosts a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. It takes place at 6 pm on Friday, September 11th in Dunham Park. The public is invited to attend. Organizers ask that attendees wear masks and maintain a six foot social distance during the ceremony.
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