COLTS NECK – Members of the PTO will be holding a Hurricane Sandy Relief fundraiser from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Cedar Drive School.
The event is for the whole family and will offer people the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those significantly affected by the storm.
The township schools are working to partner with schools in the Monmouth/Ocean County area whose students have been displaced by the storm. The PTO will be collecting the items most needed for these children, and will have notes of encouragement and support written from Colts Neck kids to kids impacted by the storm.
The event will also be supporting teachers from the district who suffered significant losses during the storm with a gift card drive. Those who wish to donate are asked to purchase gift cards at practical stores such as Target, Walmart, ShopRite, Home Depot and Lowes, and bring them with to the Friday night event. The teachers in most need will be given these gift cards to help them replace lost items.
A bake sale will be held during the event.
The Cedar Drive Hunger Team, a group of students who had begun collecting for the FoodBank of Monmouth Ocean Counties before the storm, will be at the Friday night event collecting cash donations to assist the FoodBank in its new efforts to feed those displaced by the storm. Cash donations only are being sought. The FoodBank prefers cash donations as it can purchase three full meals for only $1.
Organizers of the event see the fundraiser as a way for those in the school community to come together to show their support for those in need, and to remind themselves of the many reasons why they are thankful.