Kiwanis Donates Christmas Gifts to Carl Sandburg Students

Admiring the gifts donated to Carl Sandburg Middle School’s needy students by Kiwanis are (from left) Sandburg Guidance Counselor Roseann Abbrucato, Principal Dr. Martha Simon, Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge President Mary Spina, Kiwanis member Joann Berg, who coordinated the toy drive, and Kiwanis Faculty advisor Sandy Griffin.

Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge President Mary Spina (left) presents a congratulatory plant to Kiwanis Member Joann Berg for all hard work in running the Kiwanis Toy Drive for gifts to Carl Sandburg students.

For the second consecutive year The Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge was extremely happy to donate Christmas gifts to needy students who attend the township’s Carl Sandburg Middle School. Principal Dr. Martha Simon and Guidance Counselor Roseann Abbrucato accepted the gifts from Kiwanis President Mary Spina, Faculty Kiwanis Advisor Sandy Griffin and Kiwanis member Joann Berg, who worked hard acquiring the gifts.

Kiwanis Holiday Gifts to Carl Sandburg Middle School Students

Pictured accepting gifts from Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge (from left) is Carl Sandburg Middle School Principal Dr. Martha Simon, Kiwanis President Mary Spina, Builder's Club advisor and Guidance Counselor Sandy Griffin and Guidance Counselors Casey Corsentino and Roseann Abbruscato.

Pictured accepting gifts from Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge (from left) is Carl Sandburg Middle School Principal Dr. Martha Simon, Kiwanis President Mary Spina, Builder’s Club advisor and Guidance Counselor Sandy Griffin and Guidance Counselors Casey Corsentino and Roseann Abbruscato.

Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge President Mary Spina (right) is pictured with prospective club member Joann Berg and some of the gifts the Kiwanians donated to needy students of Carl Sandburg Middle School.

Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge President Mary Spina (right) is pictured with prospective club member Joann Berg and some of the gifts the Kiwanians donated to needy students of Carl Sandburg Middle School.

The Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge recently donated toys for 26 needy students who attend Carl Sandburg Middle School in Old Bridge. Thanks to the generosity of St. Cecilia’s Church in Iselin and the hard work of prospective Kiwanis member Joann Berg and Kiwanis President Mary Spina, the toys were donated to the Sandburg students anonymously through the Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge and the Sandburg Guidance Department. The donation was just in time for the Hanukah and Christmas seasons. The Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge celebrated in the Holiday fashion with a dinner meeting at Luigi’s Italian Restaurant in Old Bridge on December 8.

Kiwanis Announces Donations

After its successful April fundraiser “Comedy Night 2015,” the Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge was able to make sizable contributions to many of its regular charities and a couple of new ones as well. The Club made donations to Make-A-Wish Foundation, Old Bridge Food Bank, Ronald McDonald House, Aids Resource Foundation for Children, Old Bridge Relay for Life, Camp Robin and chapters for the diseases Lupus and Cystic Fibrosis. The club is in the midst of its drive to sell chances for four tickets in a luxury skybox with free parking, snacks and admission to the Audi Club and Mohegan Sun Bar for the New York Yankees’ September 5th game against Tampa Bay. Anyone interested in purchasing chances for $5 each should contact a club member.

Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge member Mike Spina (left) hands a check for $500 to Terry Zealand, founder of the Aids Resource Foundation for Children. The ARFC runs a school and two homes for children in the inner city.

Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge member Mike Spina (left) hands a check for $500 to Terry Zealand, founder of the Aids Resource Foundation for Children. The ARFC runs a school and two homes for children in the inner city.