Need is even greater in community following Hurricane Sandy, library director says.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Caldwell Public Library is currently participating in Food for Fines. From now until Saturday, Dec. 15, library patrons can erase their outstanding library fines by making a contribution to the local food pantry. "While we've run this program in the past, we feel it's especially important in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy," Library Director Adele Puccio stated in a release. The program was originally set to run until Dec. 1 but due to the continued need in the community, the Library has extended Food for Fines until Dec. 15. For each overdue fine, bring in a non-perishable item and fines will be waived. Please make sure that all items donated are within their use dates. All items collected will be given to the Caldwell Food Pantry. "…
What items are needed for storm victims and where to bring them in the Caldwells.
With most power now restored in the Caldwells, residents are turning their focus on efforts to help victims of Hurricane Sandy—a historic storm that devasted large regions of the state from Hoboken to the Jersey Shore. Rockn' Joe in Caldwell has already collected two truckloads of donations thanks to a drive started by the owners' 17-year-old daughter, Adrienne. A first truckload of blankets, diapers, sweatshirts, socks and cleaning supplies was brought to Hoboken over the weekend. "We all think of restaurant row and wealthy high-rises that overlook New York. It's not that! It surely wasn't that this weekend," Adrienne's mother, Darlene Sgarlato, said. On Wednesday, a second truckload of donations brought to the coffee shop was on its way…