(February 25th, 2019–Jersey City, NJ) The students and staff of Explore Middle School donated over 50 stroller rain covers to York Street Project.
York Street Project, located at 89 York Street, supports women and their children each and every day. They provide families with a safe place to live, teaching them life-skills and counseling them through their journey out of poverty and nurturing their children in a safe environment.
Throughout the month of February, Explore Middle School ran the stroller rain cover drive led by Supervisor Jamie Velazquez.
“Ms. Velazquez not only ran the drive but found the time to come and personally deliver the rain covers to us,” Nelly M. Tabora, Volunteer Coordinator & Community Liaison.
“When I first reached out to the York Street Project, I wanted to have Explore Middle School host a clothing drive. To my surprise, they expressed they needed fewer clothes and more “everyday items”, for example, something like plastic stroller covers. This is an item I would have never thought of, but with such a harsh and windy winter I’m glad we were able to help out local families in need. Every week we received more strollers than I envisioned, this wouldn’t have been possible without the help of our generous Explore families!” Ms. Velazquez explained.
Stroller covers are in constant need at York Street Project. In total, 53 stroller covers were donated for women and their children.
“Your contribution allows us to ensure our children are protected from the elements all year round, but especially during the winter months when they face chilling, harsh winds right outside our doors. It is only with the support of community members like you, Explore Middle School, that we are able to make life easier for our families, especially our children,” Tabora shared.
To learn more about York Street Project visit: yorkstreetproject.org.