Airtech Group partnered with the International WeLoveU Foundation to donate new winter coats and additional accessories at the Michelle Obama Elementary School in Newark, NJ. For weeks, Airtech Group hosted a clothing drive at their headquarters in Rutherford, NJ to participate in Welo’s Winter Clothing Drive.
Statistically, 30% of people in Newark, NJ live in poverty or experience homelessness. According to the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE), over 1.5 million enrolled in public school experience homelessness. During Winter, children are more susceptible to developing infections like pneumonia and hypothermia. The winter season can also become expensive for families living in poverty and has becoming increasingly difficult to afford after the global pandemic and economic crisis.
Airtech Group partnered with the WeLoveU Foundation in response to this challenging time and held a giveaway event at the elementary school on November 30th. The Airtech Group team in Rutherford collected and donated new winter jackets, gloves and hats for the students at Michelle Obama Elementary School. Combined with other companies who participated in the winter clothing drive, all 150 students enrolled in the school were presented with warm coats for this winter season. Along with new winter coats, the volunteers wrote heartwarming notes for the students to encourage them throughout the remainder of the school year and put the notes in their pockets.
In attendance were also Deputy Superintendent Nicole Johnson, Newark Board of Education Co-Vice President Flohisha Johnson and Michelle Obama Elementary School Principal LaShanda Williams.
The International WeLoveU Foundation is a non-profit organization associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications and supports the 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). With origins tracing back to the early 1990s and official launch in 2001, the WeLoveU foundation has made exceptional strides throughout the world, involving nearly 300,000 participants to volunteer in activities in more than 67 countries. Volunteers of every age and background, who share the love of a mother to the global village, work in unity to deliver hope and happiness to all people through various volunteer activities.
You can learn more about the non-profit organization by visit their website.