Local Children Donate School Supplies to Trenton Area Soup Kitchen in HPL Program


    The Hopewell Public Library celebrated the close of this year’s child-run service project and summer reading program,”Every Hero Has a Story,” on August 19th with an impressive haul of new school supplies collected over the past six weeks to benefit the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (“TASK”).

    Those children who signed up for the reading program this summer, at the Hopewell Public Library (“HPL”), received information on how they could be a hero in their own community by working to help others. The service project kicked off, on July 1, with a group of Hopewell children decorating an outdoor donation receptacle.

    On August 24th, Hopewell kids assembled 35 new backpacks stuffed with the donated supplies and delivered to the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen in time for distribution to students prior to the start of the school year.

    The HPL and project coordinators want to thank all those who donated supplies, backpacks, time, and space, making the library’s first summer community service project an astounding success.

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    Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.


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