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New Jersey Department of Education Officials Sort Donated Items into Over 100 Gift Bags for Children in Need at The Bag Project in Lawrenceville

For Immediate Release
Contact: David Saenz
Date: December 4, 2017
609-376-9072

Lawrenceville, NJ – Today, New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner Kimberley Harrington and Department staff brought boxes of diapers and other items to The Bag Project site in Lawrenceville, and then sorted the donated items into gift bags for children in need.

The Bag Project is rooted in the founder's passion to help children in crisis and provide them with comfort and dignity. The purpose of The Bag Project is to make the transition to a safer place a little easier by providing kids who find themselves in unfamiliar situations with familiar items through charitable donations. For more information about The Bag Project visit their website or contact them at 917-696-2151.

Below are photos and captions of the Season of Service event that are available for public use.

Education Commissioner Kimberley Harrington and NJDOE staff joined members of The Bag Project to help sort donated items into over 100 gift bags for children in need.
Education Commissioner Kimberley Harrington and NJDOE staff joined members of The Bag Project to help sort donated items into over 100 gift bags for children in need.

Anupa Wijaya, Executive Director of The Bag Project, explains to Education Commissioner Kimberley Harrington and NJDOE staff how donated books are provided to children across different age groups.
Anupa Wijaya, Executive Director of The Bag Project, explains to Education Commissioner Kimberley Harrington and NJDOE staff how donated books are provided to children across different age groups.

The bags for children include donated items such as a blanket, stuffed animal, coloring book and crayons, full size shampoo and conditioner, children's toothpaste and soft toothbrush, and a comb set.
The bags for children include donated items such as a blanket, stuffed animal, coloring book and crayons, full size shampoo and conditioner, children's toothpaste and soft toothbrush, and a comb set.

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