EDISON — Noreen Jafri, a middle school math and science teacher and seventh grade advisor at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison, announced that the Middle School collected over 750 used paperback books during a book drive held from January 12 to 26.
Thus far, approximately 275 children’s books, adult books and magazines have been sent to JFK Medical Center in Edison, and about 175 books and periodicals have been donated to JFK’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Center. The books will be used by visitors and patients in waiting areas and may be given to patients undergoing rehabilitation. Jafri also reported that 100 children’s books are earmarked for donation to the Eric B. Chandler Health Center in New Brunswick, with the remainder going to Plainfield Schools or another New Jersey school.
Pictured above, a group of Middle School students hold some of the books that have been donated: Charlotte Sweeney of Cranford, Jordan Rose of North Plainfield, Cecily D’Amore of Scotch Plains, Nathaniel Nyema of Edison, Max Needle of Scotch Plains, Rahil Lakha of Edison, Lara Albrechinski of Linden, Kathleen Mora of Rahway, and Nikki Mugambi of Edison. (Photo by Noreen Jafri/Wardlaw-Hartridge School)
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