The Union High School Interact Rotary Club held a sock drive and surpassed all expectations! Dr. Edward Boffa, advisor of the Interact Club, reported the club members held a drive last year and collected approximately 600 pairs of socks. This year, the students set a goal of 1,000 pairs of socks and beat that goal by collecting 1,099 pairs of new socks!
Jodi Pelano, Branch Executive Director of the Union Gateway Family YMCA, and Kathy Arminio of the Union Rotary Club, accepted and delivered the socks to the Elizabeth YMCA. Theresa McCoy, Housing Director of the Elizabeth YMCA and Laura Margeotes, Branch Executive Director,were thrilled to accept the bags of socks which will be distributed to the children and families in the temporary, transitional and supportive housing units.
The Interact Club is a service club for youth ages 12 to 18 and is part of Rotary International, the world’s first service club organization. Dr. Boffa and the members of the Interact Club, Union High School, are dedicated to fostering goodwill and enriching the community. Interactors sponsor a minimum of two community service projects annually.
The Interact Club, the Union Rotary Club and the YMCA were proud to work together to bring this gift of warmth to children and families in the Union County area.