In an effort to help the communities devastated by Super Storm Sandy, the Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill campus planned a “Restore the Shore” donation drive. With help from local businesses in Atlantic County, staff and students in the Lower and Upper schools collected items such as baby food, diapers, pet supplies, and other necessities. Students and staff loaded a bus full of generous contributions and drove down to the Ventnor Community Center on New Port Drive. The once busy social center is currently serving as both a shelter and donations distribution center for local citizens impacted by the storm. Several volunteers and area students helped to unpack the donations and place them directly in the hands of those most in need.
At the The Y.A.L.E. School’s Northfield campus, students are collecting canned goods for the national “Students Change Hunger” effort. Donations can be dropped off at the Northfield campus during school hours. The deadline for donations is December 15th. Monetary donations can be made online at the NJ Food Bank website. Northfield staff members also made several trips into Atlantic City in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy to deliver donated food and supplies to families affected by the storm, many of them living in temporary shelters.