Pre-K and kindergarten teachers at Perkins Elementary School, in collaboration with faculty, staff, parents and students, recently collected nonperishable food items, hats and mittens for Newark Food Closet.
The drive collected 68 pairs of mittens, 68 hats and 242 food items.
Kindergarten teacher Beth James oversaw this year’s drive, and received assistance from universal pre-kindergarten teachers Lucille Aranzullo-Northup and Cory Robinson as well as kindergarten teachers Tiffany Cohrs, Caitlin Arbogast, Stephanie Potter and Kaitlyn Barragato.
James thanked everyone who donated items and helped make the drive a success.