Luis Munoz-Rivera School
400 N. Montgomery Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08618
You can see some of the kids from the Trenton school system online at http://www.trenton.k12.nj.us/welcome.htm Any elementary school in this district could use a lift. Volunteer to read, give books and suppplies etc.
GLEAM - God's Love English Arts and Manners -is for immigrant children from Haiti, Vietnam, Korea. A special weekend and after school program that provides language and socialization as well as fostering young writers.
Martin Luther Christian Academy
The GLEAM Program
S. Crescent Blvd & Terrace Avenue,
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
Lafayette St. School in Newark is filled with exemplary teachers and hard-working children in difficult circumstances. Zero playground equippment and a minimal library.
Lafayette Street School
205 Lafayette Street, Newark, NJ 07105
A Special Thank You
To the students and faculty at The Darcy School in Livingston, NJ who took my essay in the New York Times ("A Storybook Ending" July 2002), on volunteering to help needy schools, to heart and raised $700 to help a New Jersey school.
The fundraising began with Margaret Hogan, age 9. Her mother showed her the essay back in July 2002 and in September Margaret was still keen to help others. Margaret involved her parents, teachers and grades 3 and 4 of her school to create crafts and sell them to raise the money.
Words have power and so do children.
Thank you. Keep up the great work.