ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Household Service of MetroWest NJ is reaching out to their older neighbors in West Orange and South Orange with a wave of “care packages” amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The group, which has places of work in Florham Park and Livingston, plans to ship the packages to 300 at-risk senior residents at Village Residences in South Orange, The Federation Plaza in West Orange and B’nai B’rith in South Orange.
Volunteers may even ship assist packages to homebound adults dwelling in non-public properties close by, the group mentioned.
The packages embody important objects corresponding to paper merchandise (tissues, paper towels, bathroom paper), family cleaners, dish detergent, sanitizing wipes, hand cleaning soap, hand sanitizer, private protecting tools (masks, gloves).
There may even be a contact of sweetness, too: cookies and playing cards made by volunteers.
The drive was given a lift by a donation from the Sobel Household Basis, and bought an help from the Jewish Federation of Higher MetroWest, organizers mentioned.
“These care packages will present needed and typically exhausting to search out disinfectants, sanitizing wipes, gloves, masks and different provides to older adults dwelling locally who’re most in danger for contracting COVID-19,” mentioned Stephanie Grove of Jewish Household Service of MetroWest NJ.
“We hope these care packages will remind the recipients that we’re right here to help them,” Grove added.
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