Faces & Places – NCJW Stuffing Backpacks

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Fifty volunteers worked July 25 to set up items for packing and 90 volunteers showed up July 26 to stuff backpacks for NCJW’s annual event to ensure a good start of the school year for 1,500 homeless and low-income children in Oakland County. Volunteers ranged in age from young children to grandparents.

The Oakland Schools Homeless Student Education Program supplied 1,200 backpacks; 300 backpacks were donated to children in need through Jewish Family Service.

Jake Berg and Josh Miller, both of Farmington Hills
Lauren Koenigsberg and Sandy Weiss, both of West Bloomfield, Claire Kretchmer of Huntington Woods and Arlene Wenokur of West Bloomfield
Rama Giladi and Leila Giladi, both of Jerusalem, and Audrey Sobel of West Bloomfield
Elizabeth Meran of Royal Oak, Samantha Berman of Farmington Hills and Alice Spiegel of West Bloomfield
Carol Kasle of Bloomfield Hills, Sandy Collins of Lathrup Village and Sue Korn of West Blomfield
Volunteers work on getting backpacks ready.
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