On the last day of the school year, John Kane – the assistant site coordinator of Somerset/Union Counties for the Work-Family Connection (WFC) – presented a $500 check to the Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library.
The Work-Family Connection provides a before- and after-school program at all elementary schools and the middle school in Roselle Park. Every school year the program selects a charity that impacts children and raises money through fundraisers. This year, the Roselle Park Library was selected because, as Mr. Kane commented, “All the work they are doing to help improve literacy and expose more children and families to STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics).”
Fundraising events held this year included holding a Holiday Gift Shop, a kids run, a Valentine’s Day Bake Sale, and a Spring Lemonade Stand.
“We were thrilled to say that this year we raised $500 for the library,” said Mr. Kane, “None of this would be possible without the support of all our Work Family Connection families, the Sherman School administration and The Work Family Connection administration. A special thanks to the Sherman Principal Mrs. Glomb, for all her support during our fundraiser[s].”
Library Director Audra Osorio remarked, “We are so honored that the children worked for us to get the money to donate to the library. Their hard work is so appreciated. We will put it to good use here in the library. Thank you so very much.”
Mr. Kane added, “We are always looking for our programs to find a way to not only make a positive difference in the schools we are in but also in the communities we serve. Our Sherman School Program and Ms. Sandy, our Site Director, always does an extraordinary job in the positive impact her program makes in our community.”
More information on The Work Family Connection programs can be found on its website (link) or by calling the main office at (908) 534-5985.
[Editor’s Note: Saul Qersdyn’s child attends The Work Family Connection afterschool program.]