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Teachers Seek Volunteers, More Donations For High School Shelter

Hopatcong teachers also organize Halloween party on Sunday.

Hopatcong teachers have been working together to help the resdients in need during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy by donating supplies at the high school shelter.

Hundreds have been in and out of Hopatcong High School through the week, and third grade teacher Danielle Kovach said the shelter currently needs more items such as ground coffee, milk, sugar packets and splenda, hot cups, hot chocolate, water, invidudually wrapped kid snacks, games, art supplies, and feminine hygiene supplies.

The teachers are also looking for volunteers to come to the high school shelter to work with the children and parents living there. Kovach said teachers are looking for any dance, yoga, martial arts, Zumba, or any other type of instructor who would like to help out.

While kids throughout the state didn't get to experience Halloween on Wednesday due to the devastating impacts of Sandy, teachers are setting up a special party at the high school on Sunday.

Kovach said that the teachers are holding a Halloween party starting at noon for kids 12 and under. She said supplies will be given so kids can make costumes, and candy will be given to parents so kids will be able to trick-or-treat.

Kovach said teachers are collecting donations for craft supplies and candy.

To help out with donations, contact Danielle Kovach at 973-713-1406 or dkovach@hopatcongschools.org.

sherwood stevens November 03, 2012 at 09:36 PM
Understand for the kids which is good..but can anyone give information about when power will b turned on? Why can't our mayor b more upfront on providing info like the mt.arlington mayor does? The gpu site 55% of hopatcong has power? Were? No info at all?
Heather Aselta November 03, 2012 at 10:01 PM
A great BIG THANK YOU to all our Hopatcong teachers..words cannot express the wonderful generosity and gratitude.
proactive bystander November 04, 2012 at 01:06 PM
Our mayor (whom I have not been the biggest fan of up till this point) has been working non-stop at the shelter all week, helping out there and working very hard to restore what we have lost. Just because she doesn't broadcast it doesn't mean she hasn't been working hard, she just isn't taking the time to let everyone know it. Also, a huge thank you to the teachers for your generosity!
Cheryl Ernst Ostman November 04, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Where can we donate our candy for this?
Chrissy November 06, 2012 at 01:13 AM
I think it is very "nice" for the mayor to be working at the shelter. However, I think there are plenty of people to volunteer for what she is doing. We need a mayor to lead us out of this mess!! I want her to direct the proper contractors and public works employees to get our power back. We don't want her to serve lunch. The people need their power back and provide heat to their homes. This town didn't see one single truck until Thursday and even then they just sat in various parking lots until the next day. This is a ridiculous amount of time to wait just to get the affected areas cleaned up! This is an emergency situation! The sick, elderly, and families with children desperately need their power back!

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