Since shortly after Superstorm Sandy swept through the area, HK Project and friends swept into action, as they often do in a crisis that affects the South Orange and Maplewood community.
HK initiated the HK Project Hurricane Sandy Relief Donation Center, located at the Maplewood Woman’s Club (60 Woodland Ave., Maplewood), to collect donations of cleaning supplies, baby supplies, toiletries and other items that they will distribute to the Red Cross and local shelters.
The drive continues this week, and HK is seeking both volunteers to work at the donation center, and donations for the "HK Cares Package" (see below for details).
As for volunteers, adults and teens are welcome; teens will receive service hours toward their High School community service requirement.
The center is open before and after Thanksgiving, from Nov. 19-21, and Nov. 23 and 24, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Here is a list of donations HK is seeking.
The HK Cares Package:
Gift Cards – Target, Lowes, Home Depot, Pathmark, etc.
Bins – any size or type (there is a huge need for bins)
Heavy Duty garbage bags
Band-Aids/first aid kits
No clothing please.
For more information, contact Amy Jo Curran, HK Project's Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.