Kittatinny club gives back

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:39

NEWTON — The Interact Club at Kittatinny Regional High School is an after-school group that calls for student volunteers to give up some of their personal time to work on behalf of residents in New Jersey communities. During the fall there were two significant activities that kept students busy; a roadside clean-up and a meal program for senior citizens. Seventeen Kittatinny students contributed to the roadside cleanup in Hampton. They spent more than two hours filling 40 bags of trash, 18 of which were able to be recycled. They also discovered seven used tires, a carpet and a storage tank that needed to be removed from the side of the road. Several weeks later, the NJ Food Bank needed help for one of their projects and 24 Kittatinny students volunteered to travel to Hillside to create boxes of meals that would then be distributed to hundreds of senior citizens located throughout New Jersey. “This program introduces high school students to the value of providing help to their community and working together to get the job done,” said teacher and advisor Michele Kaminskyj.