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Mansfield Township Staples donates $1,400 in supplies to The Arc of Warren County through their Care Packages Program

WASHINGTON, NJ (Warren County) – Staples in Mansfield Township recently donated 280 $5 care packages to The Arc of Warren County. The care packages were donated to the Agency’s Day Program and Recreation Departments and contain crayons, colored pencils, hand sanitizers and pocket folders.

“Donations like these allow the Agency to lessen supply costs that we would normally have to incur,” said John Whitehead, CEO of The Arc of Warren County.  “This type of gift makes a positive impact in our operations. I would like to thank Staples for seeking our Agency out and lending this helping hand.”

They will be utilized for upcoming activities at Camp Warren and our Day Programs.  In addition, some will be distributed to the Agency’s first Pandemic Pen Pal Park ‘N Party which will be held on April 25,2021. This distanced event will be held outdoors and will allow our consumers to acquire pen pal letters and information, plus experience some entertainment surprises!

“This donation would not have been possible without the generosity of our customers and the commitment from our staff,” said Bill Ritacco, General Manager of Staples in Mansfield.  “Our employees are diligent about inquiring all who frequent our store if they are willing to support local non-profits in this manner.  I am pleased to gift these needed supplies to an organization that provides such important services to our entire county.”

The Arc is a national organization that serves individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their family members since 1950.  The Arc of Warren County is one of 700 chapters of The Arc and serves more than 1,100 people annually for the past 66 years.  Programs include residential group homes and supervised apartments, day services, community-based supports, advocacy services, recreation and summer camp, Special Olympics training, early intervention and a wide variety of additional social services.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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