Scarpa TEC Students Donate Hundreds of Gifts to Bridgeton Salvation Army Toy Drive

MILLVILLE, NJ (December 29, 2016) – Interact Club students at the John F. Scarpa Technical Education Center of Cumberland County were determined to answer as many children’s Christmas wishes this year as they could. The result was more than 200 gifts donated to the Bridgeton Salvation Army as part of the charity’s Angel Tree Toy Drive.

On Wednesday, December 14, students helped load a Salvation Army van with toys, dolls, clothes, games, art supplies and more to be given to local children in need. The gifts were collected by Scarpa TEC students and staff over the past two weeks to fulfill 200 tags from the Angel Tree. Interact Club students worked hard to gather and organize the toys to be sure all tags were matched with the right gifts.

Lieutenant Sergo Lalanne, a commanding officer of the Bridgeton Salvation Army, accepted the gifts on behalf of his organization along with thanks to the students and staff. This is the sixth consecutive year that the club has participated in the Angel Tree Toy Drive as part of the school’s commitment to community service.

From left: Lieutenant Sergo Lalanne of the Bridgeton Salvation Army and Scarpa TEC teachers and Interact Club Advisors Sarah Bernhardt and Tim Campbell show off a stuffed van filled with donated toys. 

Nyleah Brown, president of the Interact Club at Scarpa TEC, helps deliver gifts to the Bridgeton Salvation Army on Wednesday, December 14.

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