Local Events March 1, 2024

Westfield Week of Service 2024

I believe in giving back to the community whenever possible. When we help each other out, it only makes us a safer place to raise our families. That is one of the main goals of the Westfield Week of Service.

Westfield Week of Service Needs You

The Week of Service takes place from March 25th to March 29th. Students at Westfield High will be participating in the Week of Service in various ways. The biggest day of the week takes place on Thursday, March 28th. That is designated as Community Service Day. On that day, a time will be set aside for a student-teacher basketball game. During that game, members of the Student Government and Community Service Club plan on putting together toiletry kits for local organizations that service the unhoused in our neighborhood as well as those experiencing economic hardships. They plan on assembling approximately 1000 kits. They also want to write thank you and birthday cards for active military members serving overseas as well as cards for local seniors. But they need your help to accomplish this goal.

The groups created an Amazon wish list filled with all of the items they still need to create the toiletry kits. These include toothpaste, floss, wipes, deodorant, and hand sanitizer. They’ll be accepting donations through the middle of March. If you would like to help, please visit their Amazon page and order supplies today.

WHS students participating in the Westfield Week of Service will also be hosting a book drive throughout March. All books received will be given to the Bridge of Books Foundation and the Westfield Library. If you have any toiletry items or books you would like to drop off in person, please deposit them in the box provided outside of the high school. Make sure you mark them as donations for the SGA or the Community Service Club so they go to the right place. Monetary donations may be made to the school’s Wounded Warrior Project page here.

Scott Gleason, CRS at Coldwell Banker Westfield, NJ Luxury Homes