FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2018
Jennifer Crea Aydjian, 856-234-2790
Senator’s office serving as drop-off site for winter coat and toy donations
MOORESTOWN, NJ- In an effort to “Help for the Holidays,” Senator Troy Singleton will partner with Code Blue Collaborative and Extended Hand Ministries for his December community service project. The “Serve with Senator Singleton” event will be held on Saturday, December 8 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm at Extended Hand Ministries Homeless Shelter located at 275 Holeman Street in Mount Holly.
The Senator and a group of volunteers will help with a variety of tasks such as: sorting toy and gift donations, staffing the food pantry, helping distribute clothing donations, and setting-up/ prepping community lunch that day. Anyone interested in volunteering can sign-up on the Senator’s website: https://www.senatorsingleton.com/extended_hands_ministries
“For many of us, December is a time to celebrate the holidays with our families and friends. It is a time to be merry, a time full of abundance and blessings,” said Senator Singleton. “However, so many others are not as fortunate and our December community service event will help our neighbors in need.”
In addition to the service event, Code Blue Collaborative is collecting gently used winter coats, hats, and gloves as well as new toys and gifts for families in need. The Senator’s district office located at 400 North Church Street, Suite 260 in Moorestown will be serving as a drop-off location. Items can be dropped-off Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm.
The Extended Hand Ministry (TEHM) was founded in 1984 to address the need to assist the poor and needy of Burlington County with temporary shelter, food and clothing. TEHM serves approximately 500 meals each month and its Mount Holly location has temporary sleeping accommodations for up to 14 individuals. It seeks to meet the ever increasing demand for beds and housing, especially in the winter months.
Code Blue Collaborative is a NJ non-profit working directly with Code Blue shelters and Extended Hand Ministries. It also works directly with countless families that struggle to stay in their homes due to financial hardship.
This will be Senator Singleton’s 12th “Serve with Singleton” event since becoming a State Senator in January of 2018. Previous efforts included: renovation of the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, a clean-up day at Jacob’s Chapel Ministry Center, painting two Community Options homes, a clean-up day at Strawbridge Lake, a spring cleaning at Providence House, a clothing drive for UIH Family Partners, lunch duty at Beverly United Methodist Church’s summer lunch program, a back-to-school supply drive in partnership with Tabernacle Baptist Church, setting-up Cinnaminson’s Relay for Life, building animal shelters with HousePaws, and painting the Roebling VFW.