Students from the Learning Circle YMCA helped to pack the lunches. Pictured, from left to right, are Luke Brown, Dylan Wei, Matthew Esposito, Alice Boggis, Giovanna Ferrigno, Abigail Sweeney, Sofia Liswan, and Emily McDonough. Credits: Summit Area YMCA
Nearly 40 volunteers worked together with teachers and the children to make over 500 lunches, including local middle school students (pictured from left to right) Trebor Carino, Wendy Chin, Vishua Vyas, Phoenix May, and Luke Shea. Credits: Summit Area YMCA
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at The Learning Circle YMCA
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • 7:27am
SUMMIT, NJ - The Learning Circle YMCA was a host site for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, which is an annual event held by the volunteer group Shaping Summit Together. At The Learning Circle YMCA, community volunteers gathered with the teachers and children to make bagged lunches for individuals in need.
Everyone played a part…local middle school students helped to make sandwiches with food donated by The Learning Circle YMCA parents, while the younger children decorated brown lunch bags and filled them with snacks and drinks. The bagged lunches were donated to Bridges Outreach in Summit – an organization that provides necessities to individuals in need with compassion and respect.
As a nonprofit focused on Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility, The Learning Circle YMCA is proud to participate, as a host site, in an event that brings children and adults together to experience, first-hand, the value of giving back and helping others. It was a meaningful day for all who participated.