Salvation Army Reports Donations Are Down

STATE — As Christmas quickly approaches, the New Jersey Division of the Salvation Army is experiencing a severe drop in donations. Kettle donations are down. Cash donations are down. However, requests for assistance are significantly up. And, the cost to provide services to the needy has skyrocketed in past years.

Sweet Holiday Treats

RAHWAY — Pre-Kindergarten students in Kathleen Harris’ class at Franklin School in Rahway decorated their own gingerbread man and gingerbread house after reading ‘The Gingerbread Friends’ and ‘The Gingerbread Baby’ by author Jan Brett.