Donations total $1,500.
Two representatives from the Springfield Elks visited town hall on Dec. 17 to present the Township Committee with donations to local civic groups and charities. Elks members Brian J. Hopkins and Jennifer Hopkins addressed the Township Committee to announce the $1,500 worth of donations. Money was directed to the Fire Department for new equipment on Engine 2, the Police Department’s D.A.R.E. program, the First Aid Squad and Springfield H.O.P.E.
The local charitable organization collected over 300 toys this season.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Sunday, December 27, 2009
This Holiday season, Springfield HOPE launched a new program, Toys for Springfield Kids, which solicited donations of new, unwrapped toys for donation to Springfield's needy familes. Collection boxes were placed in Town Hall, Kearny Federal Savings Bank, Dr. Gary Hecht's office and elsewhere. On Dec. 21, the day before Santa Clause came to visit Dr. Brecht's office, Springfield HOPE placed a video of the toys they had collected on Youtube. Thanks to the donations of Springfield residents, Dr. Brecht's office was transformed into FAO Schwartz. Watch the video here.