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Whitney Elementary School Clothing Drive

Whitney Elementary School

Whitney Elementary School
5005 Keenan Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89122

Whitney Elementary School in partnership with Connect4Community / Coupons for the Community is collecting items for students in need. The school is in desperate need of clothing as follows:

  1. Shoes of all sizes from 10 kids to 8 in adults.
  2. Shorts of all sizes from size 4 to 14 for girls and boys.
  3. Short sleeve shirts in all sizes from 4 to 14 for girls and boys.
  4. Panties and underwear in all assizes from 3 to 14 for girls and boys.
  5. Socks in all sizes from 8 to 10 or small to large.
  6. Bras and sports bras from small to large.

Items can be delivered to the school beginning on May 1st.

For more information contact

Wendi Rodriguez at 702-799-7790 or Suzanne Stigers at 973-347-8737

100th Day of School at Stanlick School

Cooper Cannon, Tyler Renninger, Principal Kelly J. Cooke, and Alyssa Griswold (Left to right) of Stanlick School show off their school’s contributions to Coupons for the Community to be distributed to area food pantries.  Each year, Coupons for the Community, a local nonprofit organization, partners with area schools to collect toiletries, a much needed items for pantries that cannot be purchased with food stamps.

100th day at Stanlick School

100th day at Stanlick School

More 100th Day of School Donations

Students at DB O’Brien, Katherine D Malone, Stony Brook, Copeland, Birchwood schools in Rockaway Township, and Students in St Cecilia School in Rockaway participated in this year’s 100th Day of School celebration.  Over 850 items were collected for local food pantries.

The children’s donations will help local food pantries with more non-edible essentials like toiletries and hygiene products for the members of our community who need it most. Many of these items, such as soap, laundry detergent and toilet paper, are not covered by food stamps yet they are all necessities of life.  


100th Day of School at the Oak Street School

100th Day of School at the Oak Street School.

100th Day of School at the Oak Street School.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU… for ALL of your help this morning!

* Karen, thank you for meeting me at Shop Rite to buy last minute donations and for bringing this project to my attention and helping me see it through!

* Cindy, thank you for volunteering to help sort, count and take donations to the Soup Kitchen (since you volunteer there it was so nice to see you interacting w/ the workers and the other needy folks coming into the church today ~ you inspire me to volunteer now! Thank you my friend! )

* Marla, thank you for coming to the school to see the children’s efforts and for running the Soup Kitchen like you do ~ what an amazing job you have and amazing job you have done!  So many folks are blessed by your efforts.

*  And last but not least, Suzanne, thank you for seeing the need in all the surrounding communities and being able to see it through to the end. (The end is actually never here b/c there will always be folks that are in need.)

Coupons for the Community, your idea, has flourished and has helped so many be able to feel good about their lives in many, many ways.

I have been blessed by helping with this project at Oak Street and can’t wait to participate again next year!  I hope we can get all Bernards Township Schools to participate next year ~ the more the merrier!

The Community Soup Kitchen loved all of our donations and were so happy to see the delivery.  So good to know our students helped so many out there.  I’ll do a write up for the Oak Leaf andFriday Folder for next week so the parents and children can know how they helped others.

Below is the picture the Bernardsville News wants to run in next Thurs. paper.  I’ll get approval from all parents and we should see the write up next week in the paper.  I’ll send everyone the link once it is published.  

Thanks again for all your help! 


Toy Drive & Giveaway


Missionaries of God – Coupons for the Community
Toy Giveaway
Saturday, December 21, 2013 – 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

The Missionaries of God-NJ in partnership with Coupons for the Community will be having a toy drive for the unfortunate and homeless children ages 2 through 12 on Saturday, December 21st from 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. If you are interested in donating new or gently used toys, please bring them to the address listed below Monday-Friday 2:00 PM-4:30 PM or on Saturday, December 21st at Noon.

The toys can be wrapped with the age and type of toy and whether it is a boy or girl on it for the parents to pick out. We are looking to make those children who are less fortunate than us to have a Merry Christmas. The toys do not have to be expensive.

We are also collecting coats, blankets and clothing for all ages and would like to offer a brown bag with juice and a snack for children to take home.

Mt. Zion Baptist Church
61 Richards Avenue

Dover, NJ 07801

For more information contact:
Joann Tyler 973-442-8284,
Venetta Davis 973-525-9414
Suzanne Stigers 973-347-8737



Hunger Walk 2013

Join together with 900 walkers to raise funds for the Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center and increase understanding about the problems of hunger and homelessness in our community. Each walker will be able to assume the identity of a composite Soup Kitchen guest and track their character’s story through cards handed out at story stations during the walk.

Hungerwalk is a 5K (3.1 mile) pledge walk to raise money to benefit the Community Soup Kitchen.

Event held on Sunday, October 20, 2013 rain or shine.
1:00 p.m. – Registration
1:30 p.m. – Starting Time
2:30 p.m. – Refreshments and live music

Hunger Walk 2013 is held at:
The Community Soup Kitchen dining hall
Church of the Redeemer
36 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960

Ask your friends, relatives, coworkers and neighbors to make a donation in honor of your efforts (you can also sponsor yourself). All walkers raising $100 or more will receive a Hunger Walk T-shirt!

For more information, please call 973-267-0709 or email volunteer@CSKMorristown.org.

Silver Awards

On September 9th, Michaela and Genevieve Santasieri were presented their Girl Scout Silver Award by Suzanne Stigers, President and Founder of Coupons for the Community. It was the culmination of many more than the required 50 hours needed to complete the award and more than a year and a half of participation in the project.

The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award that can be earned by Cadette-level Girl Scouts. The goal of the award is to complete “a project that leaves a lasting impact on the community.”

Although the girls have received their award, Michaela and Genevieve still participate in the weekly meetings, collecting and clipping coupons, and shopping for the Star of the Sea Food Pantry in Lake Hopatcong and will, most likely, continue through their High School years. They also participate in CFC fundraising activities, as well as programs run by CFC, including Cooking with Coupons, where they babysit for the parents that attend the program.

Michaela and Genevieve have come to know and love many of the warm and wonderful shoppers for Coupons for the Community and can’t imagine ever leaving their positions.

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