NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – The men and women of the Newton Police Department, through the Patrolman and Superior Officers Associations, made a $1,000 donation to The Weekend Bag Program, Inc.
This program is a non-profit that provides local students in Sussex County going home from school over the weekend with food and hygiene products that they otherwise wouldn’t have, according to The Weekend Bag Program’s website.
The program runs the full 10-month school year and the students on the program receive a weekend bag each week. The program is designed to be anonymous so as not to add any additional stress on the student.
The Weekend Bag Program Inc. Team has the school administration identify a school liaison to work with the team and the school liaison identifies which students would benefit most from receiving a weekend bag and then lets the team know how many bags it would need.
The program has two types of bags on designed for our homeless students (who either go to shelter or foster care after school) and a full food and hygiene bag. The bags are delivered to the schools each week by t team Volunteers. The bags or left with the school liaisons to distribute to the students participating in the program.
The Weekend Bag Program is operated by two dedicated sisters, Olivia and Magdalen, who are a part of the Newton School System. The program was founded by their sister, Isobel.
Anyone interested in further information on the program, click here.