For the past several years, members of UCS have been providing students at the Chancellor Avenue School in Irvington, NJ with a winter coat, a holiday gift and a book throughout the school year. We are look for volunteers to carry out this program again.
Volunteers will be matched with one of approximately 60 students. Those who requested to continue last year’s match relationship will be accommodated. Our goal is to build relationships between our families and the students, so we encourage you to sign your names and maybe include a photo of your family with your gifts.
This year, we are trying to work on building relationships between our families and the students, so please keep an eye out for different opportunities to interact with Chancellor Avenue children throughout the year. We help with their Holiday Bazaar (December), participate in the Saturday Academy tutoring program (2017), host a Family Game Night (April) and help run the school’s Spring Carnival (May). These opportunities are perfect for our partners and for people who can’t make the yearlong commitment but would like to help in some way.
Partner families will need to bring the following things to UCS for your matched child, according to the timeline below:
- A WINTER COAT: Collection runs from November 6th until November 20th
- A WRAPPED GIFT: Collection runs from November 20th until December 18th, and
- AN AGE-APPROPRIATE BOOK: Collection runs from January 15th until February 12, 2017.
We will send you reminder emails as each date approaches. Be sure to mark all the packages clearly with your student’s name.