Student Organizes Holiday Collection For Angel Paws at Barron Arts Center

Jake Rothstein

Jake Rothstein

WOODBRIDGE– In the spirit of the season of giving, a Woodbridge second grader is organizing a holiday collection for Angel PAWS, a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to helping stray and abandoned and homeless animals.

Jake Rothstein, a student at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, has a soft spot for animals and Angel PAWS. He adopted his cat, Felix, through the organization in September. While picking up his new friend at the organization’s Colonia location, he saw so many other animals there that were available for adoption and in need of a home.


Rothstein decided that he wanted to help them and that Angel PAWS would be his annual charitable project for the holiday season of 2009. He plans on becoming a veterinarian and baseball player when he grows up.

A box for donations is at the Barron Arts Center, located at 582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge. People attending the Tree Lighting and opening reception of the annual train show exhibition on Friday, Dec. 4, are encouraged to bring a donation. Items needed include cat and dog food (wet and premium dry), kitty litter, paper towels, paper plates, cleaning supplies (bleach, soap), towels, animal beds, toys, bathroom throw rugs, plastic garbage bags, grooming items (q-tips, cotton balls), and office supplies (paper, pens, etc.). The collection box will remain in place until Thursday, Dec. 31.

The train show exhibition runs from Dec. 4-29. Exhibit hours are: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 2-4 p.m. The Barron Arts Center will be closed on Christmas Day. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Donations are always welcome.

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