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Free Computer Classes and Career Assistance available at Project Self-Sufficiency

Those who are interested in upgrading their computer skills or brushing up on job searching techniques are invited to try out one of the free courses offered at Project Self-Sufficiency.   During May, classes in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook will be held, as well as a course about computer skills and internet safety for senior citizens.   Other seminars will cover the use of Linked In, along with sessions about resume development, interview skills, financial management, and other topics.   Goal exploration, skills assessment and classes in interpersonal growth will also be offered.   Daytime and evening options are available.   All courses will take place in the agency’s Career Center, which is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton.   Students must be registered Family Success Center or Project Self-Sufficiency participants.  The agency has recently launched a weekly job club and other services to assist residents with their job search.   Other Project Self-

Food Assistance Available in May

Fresh, refrigerated and frozen food is available to northwestern New Jersey residents at reduced prices through the Jolin Food Box program.   The food assistance program offers a variety of ordering options, from breakfast-lunch-dinner combination packs to boxes of dinner entrees to special packages just for children.   Each month features a variety of high-quality menu items from seafood and poultry to baked goods and prepared meals.   The price of a single box ranges from $20 - $40.   There is no limit to the number of boxes an individual or family can purchase, and the menu changes each month.   Interested residents can order online with a credit card at or by calling Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500.   Payment is made when the order is placed.   The next deadline for placing an order is Tuesday, May 9th; delivery will be made to Project Self-Sufficiency on Saturday, May 20 th , between 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.   To find out more about the

Area Designers Raise Funds for Project Self-Sufficiency

A Taste of Talent will be held at Perona Farms on behalf of Project Self-Sufficiency on Monday, May 1 st , beginning at 6:00 p.m.   In addition to sampling hors d’oeuvres, entrees and desserts from more than 30 area restaurants, patrons will be invited to bid on table arrangements created by several local designers.   Each table may contain place settings for eight, art objects, and decorative items designed to highlight the event’s 20 th anniversary.   The highest bidder will take home the contents of the entire table.   Esteemed local designers who will be participating in A Taste of Talent include Patricia Bruterri, Sweet P.E.A.’s; Alicia Shearer, Alicia Shearer Interior Design; Holly George, Holly George Interior Design; and Jacky Murphey, Victory Frame Shop.   A Taste of Talent will benefit Project Self-Sufficiency, a local non-profit agency specializing in services for low-income families in Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon counties.   Patti Bruterri, owner of Sweet