The QLC is partnering with the Save the Youth Academy, Hoboken Housing Authority, and Hoboken P.A.L to raise funds for back-to-school supplies for the children living in the Housing Authority. We’re holding a Back-to-School Green is Cool block party on Saturday September 11th from 2 – 6 p.m. at the ball field on Jackson and 4th. The block party will kick-off the school year with a fun event that will educate the kids about the environment and allow us to hand out the supplies.
We’ve been lining up donated supplies that are environmentally friendly, but are raising funds to buy additional supplies and to throw the party. The “price” of admission requires the children to participate in a series of fun and educational games before entering the rest of the party. We’re educating the kids on why to use products that tread lightly on the environment.
We’re also teaching the kids about why they should recycle and why they shouldn’t litter. This project is an extension of an ongoing collaboration between the QLC and Save the Youth Academy to teach at-risk youth about why and how to protect the environment.
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