We had a great time getting into the holiday spirit while caroling with neighborhood Girl Scout troops!
This month we gathered for dinner and drinks and welcomed new members Shannon Curtin, Laura Desai, Christy DiBartolo, Jamie Doshi, Erica Guaricci, Shannon Maehr,Michele Nardino, Carrie Quigley, Andrea Santamaria, and Rita Scelfo!
The Junior Woman's Club of Verona was able to purchase gift cards totaling $3,250 for Verona families in need! The Juniors would like to thank the Verona community for supporting our fundraisers, such as the Bunny Brunch and Discount Cards. Your support made this donation possible. THANK YOU and have a great Thanksgiving. #veronafightshunger
Take note Verona residents. Very easy place to donate your turkeys. The Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair, New Jersey is very easy to get to - right next to Egan and Sons back parking lot. Thank you!
A message from the Human Needs Food Pantry: Thanksgiving is around the corner and we ask that you remember the food pantry as you begin shopping for your holiday meal. We like to give our clients all the things they need to celebrate with their families, so we will be looking for the following items: canned fruit, canned vegetables, boxed or bagged stuffing, packaged gravy (NO jars please), canned yams, pie fillings & crusts or anything else that you would put on your own holiday tables. We are NOT ready to take turkeys yet; see below.
In addition to our usual Tuesday and Thursday hours for donations, we will be open on Friday, 11/18, Saturday, 11/19 and Sunday, 11/20 from 8:30am until 1:00pm each of those days. We are closed on Thanksgiving.
We WILL be accepting turkeys on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11/18th, 19th & 20th. Since some of our older clients are unable to handle a turkey we will also be looking for some large roasting chickens. THANK YOU in advance for all of your support; we can't do it without you!!
We had a fantastic morning at Boo Fest today! Thank you for coming out to eat, craft, and sing. This event is a perfect family friendly morning full of costumes, food, fantastic music from Preschool Of Rock, and crafts! Come to support the Juniors as we raise funds to support our drive to donate $10,000 back into the Verona community! Thank you Little Nest Portraits and Hot Bagels - N - More for sponsoring the event.
Verona, you did it again! We collected an incredible 1,200 bags of food for the Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair, New Jersey and the food pantry at Episcopal Church of The Holy Spirit. We also raised $2,500 to fight hunger in our local community. Amazing! We are so proud of you Verona and we love our community.
The Juniors presented an overview of our organization and Verona Fights Hunger Week to the Verona Town Council. The Mayor Kevin Ryan issued a proclamation supporting event! We are so thankful for their full support! #veronafightshunger
Have you seen the latest issue of Verona Neighbors featuring our very own Diana Weeks? This wonderful article, featuring the Weeks family, is a wonderful example of the many families that live in Verona. Many grateful thanks to Diana Gonzalez Weeks for her amazing efforts to support our club!
From the issue:
In this issue we feature the Weeks family who just love Verona and their quiet street where they reside. They mention how it reminds them of family life of yesteryear where kids played outside all day until the sun went down. This family is adorable and they enjoy their hikes on the West Essex Trail. The Weeks embodies what Verona is about. Family Fun, Active and Proud community members, while just living a simple life.
The Junior Woman's Club of Verona is pleased to announce that it exceeded its goal of providing 45 backpacks to the Township to support Verona's kids in need. We couldn't do this without the amazing efforts of our volunteers, the Township of Verona, and Walgreens. This is a community effort and, once again, our community rose to the challenge! The Junior Woman's Club is grateful to all those who supported this event.
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