The Club has begun a new Community Action Initiative in an effort to get our members to be more actively involved in our communities. We have seen some remarkable results so far, as we held our second annual Halloween Costume Portraits for Charity, where member and professional photographer, Michael Stahl, took photos of kids in costumes. In exchange for a bag of groceries, or a coat, children in costume got to have their portrait taken and the proceeds went to Toni’s Kitchen, Human Needs Food Pantry and the Montclair Salvation Army. The response was so great that each charity received over twenty bags of groceries and over 100 coats were delivered to the Salvation Army. Recently, we had another coat drive that ended on New Year’s Day and resulted in the collection of close to two hundred badly needed coats to the Salvation Army. In addition to Toni’s and Human Needs, the Club also supports local organizations like Montclair Ambulance Unit, Laptop Upcycle, Montclair Salvation Army and the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence.
Look for more opportunities to get involved as we roll out this program over the next couple of months.