RP PBA Donates To RPHS Soldier Care Package Program

The Roselle Park Police Benevolent Association (PBA) Local 27 presented a $500 donation to the Roselle Park High School (RPHS) Soldier Care Package program.

Since last April, RPHS teachers Matthew Spricigo, Fran Maggio, and Kara Dowling have been working with students and sending care packages to servicemen and women serving overseas. The group is always seeking donations to help with postage for the prepared packages (link).

“Our program has been very successful. We are currently supplying monthly care packages to five service members who are overseas,” Mr. Spricigo remarked, “During the past year, we were able to send 1,100 lbs. of supplies to service members. The PBA has been a great supporter of our work and they have been with us since the inception of the program. The program will continue as long as we have servicewomen and men that we know of and we get funding and donations to send. Students have donated all of the supplies and [Principal] Sarah [Costa] and the rest of the administration and staff have been very supportive.”

Roselle Park Police Department (RPPD) officer and RP PBA Local 27 delegate commented, “The Roselle Park PBA is committed to helping our veterans, community, and also creating positive relationships with the students in our school systems.”

The first photograph has (from left to right): Florencia Ferreira, Kelly Cuadrado, Officer Anthony Rodriguez, Officer Brian Swick, Captain Daniel Macaffery, Madison Martinez, Officer Richard Gaylord, and Officer Gregory Polakoski.

The second photograph has RPPD Captain Macaffery handing the RP PBA donation to Matthew Spricigo.