NEW BRUNSWICK—A bake sale, rummage sale, clothing drive, food drive, health screening and a blood drive will be among the many offerings when New Brunswick Elks Lodge 324 hosts its Community Service Day on Sunday, Oct. 18, rain or shine.
Visitors are encouraged to bring canned goods and unwanted clothing that will be distributed during the event, which will be open to the public from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, located at 40 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick.
Clothing, arts and crafts, jewelry, household items, and leftover trinkets from garage sales are among the kinds of goods that a variety of vendors will be selling.
St. Peter’s University Hospital will be offering free blood pressure and blood sugar screening from 10 a.m. until noon, while Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital will offer free blood pressure screening from noon until 2 p.m. The hospital’s pediatric mobile care unit will be on display.
In addition, New Jersey Blood Services will have a booth where donors can make appointments to give blood.
The New Brunswick Police Department will be offering a bicycle safety check for children, and the New Brunswick Fire Department will bring one of its trucks for youngsters to inspect.
The Elks will be collecting winter coats to benefit its veterans program, and there will be a clothing drive to assist the Salvation Army.
The Elks also will be accepting canned food donations on behalf of Elijah’s Promise, a New Brunswick organization that offers meals, social services and health screenings to the needy.
Volunteers from Elijah’s Promise will be selling fruits and vegetables, as will representatives from Rutgers University Co-operative Farm Market.
New Brunswick Cub Scout Pack 19 will be selling hotdogs, popcorn, coffee and hot chocolate to raise funds for the pack, which is sponsored by the New Brunswick Elks.
In addition, Foodtown and C-Town, the area’s supermarkets, will be giving away extra savings coupons.
Vendors interested in selling their wares are invited to reserve a space at $15 each.
The Elks’ share of the proceeds goes toward helping children with disabilities and veterans.
For more information, or to reserve a space, contact Mike Mahony at 1-732-545-0658.
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