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Showing posts from January, 2020

New Food Rescue Program Coming

Project Self-Sufficiency was recently awarded funding to purchase and outfit a refrigerated vehicle to transport fresh and packaged food to far-flung portions of its service areas where residents may not have easy access to personal vehicles or public transportation.   Grants were received from the Post Foundation and the Ellman Discovery Foundation.   Funding has been used to purchase and refrigerate a vehicle and initiate a food rescue program throughout Sussex and Northern Warren Counties as well as Portland, Pennsylvania.   The mobile unit will travel a set schedule picking up usable food from grocers, schools and other venues and make it available to residents in need.   The program expands on the food rescue program currently in place in the Helen Morgan and Mohawk Avenue Schools in Sparta, as well as the agency’s nine community gardens and PSS Journey, the agency’s mobile services vehicle. The food rescue program in the Sparta school district was modeled on the

Little Sprouts Receives Gifts from Hilltop Country Day School Students

Hilltop Country Day School Students   To honor the memory of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King recently, students from the Hilltop Country Day School preschool class participated in a service project designed to help local children in need.   The students created gift bags brimming with all the supplies needed for a festive birthday party and donated the Birthday Party Bags to the students at the Little Sprouts Early Learning Center, the early childhood development facility operated by Project Self-Sufficiency in Newton.   Hilltop Country Day School parents donated cake mix, icing, baking cups, sprinkles, candles, balloons, blank  birthday  cards and small  birthday  backpacks filled with coloring books, crayons, and playdoh.  Christine De Stefano, Hilltop Country Day School Preschool Teacher, explained, “We wanted the children to participate in a service project to honor the kindness and compassion of Dr. Martin Luther KIng, Jr.  As a teacher of three and four-year-old stu

Discuss the Rights of Tenants & Landlords at a Free Seminar

Victoria Reiners, Esquire, will offer a free Landlord/Tenant seminar on Wednesday, February 19 th , 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Project Self-Sufficiency.   Participants will discuss the rights and duties of landlords and tenants, including eviction, security deposits, leases, mortgages, and saving homes from foreclosure.   The presentation is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.   To register, call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500.   Project Self-Sufficiency is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton.