ND Club of Central NJ January 2021 Newsletter

Jan 18, 2021

Dear Friends, Alumni and Students -

 

Each January, the University asks each of the Clubs to prepare an annual report outlining their accomplishments during the year just ended, and their hopes for the new year just beginning.

You can only imagine how much Covid-19 and our global pandemic fit into the report. Immediately, my mind turned to all the things we weren’t able to do because of the virus: no gatherings, no in-person game watches (after March, anyway), no in-person sendoffs, no Hesburgh Lecture or UND Celebration. No Arkansas or Clemson games. It was a long list.

But then it occurred to me that while we were flattened in many respects by this virus, we were invigorated in the fight against others.

We fought the virus of hunger: Under Trevor Morris’ leadership we participated in multiple food drives. We contributed to the preparation of more than 1,000 prepared lunches from students throughout Central and Northern NJ that went to homeless shelters and food pantries located in Perth Amboy and New Brunswick. We contributed to the Meal Train that helped frontline workers at the Jewish Renaissance Medical Center in New Brunswick. We assisted the Mercer County Friend Food Bank’s September Awareness Initiative, contributing more than $500 through a virtual drive that ultimately collected over 25,000 items for distribution in conjunction with the NJ State Police, Shoprite, Orange Key Realty, MOJO Sports and Marovato Italian Imports. For Thanksgiving, we donated turkeys and non-perishables to the Center for Great Expectations.

 

 


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