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Vol. LXIII, No. 4
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
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Human Services Commission, Department Thank Community for Holiday Gift Drive

CYNTHIA MENDEZ
Executive Director
JULIA HINDS
Gift Drive Coordinator
Princeton Human Services
Commission and Department

Change for America Committee Thanks Donors to “Cans, Clothes & Coins” Drive

CHARLIE AND SHELLY YEDLIN, Co-Chairs
JON DURBIN
FRAN ENGLER
MAUREEN KEARNEY
ALISON POLITZINER
Princeton Area Change for
America Organizing Committee


Human Services Commission, Department Thank Community for Holiday Gift Drive

To the Editor:

On behalf of Princeton’s Human Services Commission and Department, we extend our deepest thanks and appreciation to the following individuals and organizations for their generosity during our 10th annual holiday gift drive. They were:

Robbie Alexander, Karen Andrade-Mims, Angelo and Carol Auletta, the Charters family, Emilie Clark, Graeme Clark, Linda Danielson, Pam Elmi, Laura Encinas, Liz Erickson, M. Furlong, Caroline Hancock, Claire Jacobus, Jan Johnson, Ann Keene, Kathy Kerr, Refen Koh, Sherrie Laroe, Lance Liverman, Anastasia Mann, Lynn Maher, Leah McDonald, Linda Meisel, Debbie Millar, Sandy Moskovitz, Suzanne Nielson, Lucinda Porter, John Powell, Alexandra Radbil, Elizabeth Romanaux, and Judy Sarvary.

Also Marge Smith, Ron Tuitt, Joyce Turner, Ron Witte, Sarah Whiting, Mason, Griffin & Pierson, P.C., Michael Graves & Associates, Princeton Borough’s PBA, Rotary Club of Princeton, SEIU Local 175 of Princeton University, Smith Stratton, Wise, Heher & Brennan, LLP, Princeton YMCA, Riverside Elementary School’s “Do-Something Club,” Princeton Township employees, Vikki Caines, Ivonne Clark, Julie Hinds, David Hvisdock, Peter Kneski, Cynthia Mendez, Greg O’Neil, Christy Peacock, Debbie Rogers, and Tony Strong.

Thanks to the generous participation of these donors, 154 children were adopted and had at least one of their holiday wishes come true. It is indeed wonderful to be part of a community that provides such a spirit of caring, compassion, and support.

CYNTHIA MENDEZ
Executive Director
JULIA HINDS
Gift Drive Coordinator
Princeton Human Services
Commission and Department

Change for America Committee Thanks Donors to “Cans, Clothes & Coins” Drive

To the Editor:

On behalf of the volunteers of Princeton Area Change for America, we would like to thank the community for its generous support of our “Cans, Clothes & Coins” event January 10 at the Albert E. Hinds Library Plaza.

Despite the snowy weather, hundreds of people showed up to donate food, clothing, and money to help needy families in Mercer County. We are happy to report that the Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton and the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) will share 170 large bags of food, with HomeFront the recipient of 200 large bags of clothing.

In addition, the three organizations will divide the coins and check donations, which totaled $2,754. Many thanks to the Bank of Princeton, which doubled the $862 collected in coins.

We would especially like to thank Emily Reeves for designing our flyer and FLM Graphics for printing it. Kudos also to Mercer County Freeholder Daniel Benson and Princeton Township Mayor Bernie Miller for spending many hours off-loading clothes and food from cars and hauling them onto our trucks. Thanks also to the Princeton Packet, Trenton Times, and Town Topics for their efforts in publicizing the event.

In addition, our sincere appreciation goes to our intrepid volunteers who staffed the tables and to the team of 8th graders from John Witherspoon School who worked in the cold with impressive energy and politeness.

As Inauguration Day approaches, Princeton Area Change for America will continue its efforts to help bring about much needed change in this country. To learn about our future activities, visit or contact shellyyedlin@gmail.com. 

CHARLIE AND SHELLY YEDLIN, Co-Chairs
JON DURBIN
FRAN ENGLER
MAUREEN KEARNEY
ALISON POLITZINER
Princeton Area Change for America Organizing Committee

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