Berkeley

Berkeley Back to School Backpack Drive a Success!

BERKELEY-Back to School shopping comes with mixed emotions for many.  For most kids, it’s a sad ending to the summer, but they get to buy new clothes and the start of another exciting year of school.  For some families, back to school shopping is the source of stress and anxiety, especially when they’re having a hard time making ends meet, but want the best for their children.

Mayor Carmen Amato and partners within the Berkeley community banded together this year to make sure no student goes back to school unprepared.

Mayor Amato stated, “The response from our generous residents has been overwhelming.” Mayor Amato I would like to thank a few groups for stepping up this year to help our children in need and made sure that our school children had enough supplies, including the Berkeley Township Republican Club, Keller Williams, Sonata Bay, St. Vincent de Paul Society and the countless generous public who contributed.”

Councilman Angelo Guadagno, who is also a teacher in the Berkeley School system stated, “Being an educator, I see firsthand the impact that these supplies have on the children and I want to thank our residents for helping those less fortunate.”

Mayor Amato said he would also like to thank Dr. Roselli and the staff in the Berkeley Township School system for helping spread the word and get these supplies to those who need it most. The supplies will be delivered to the various schools, where parents and children can ask their teachers for items.

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