Students from The Lakeview School's Career Awareness Program (C.A.P) in Edison, are spreading holiday cheer this season through their one-of-a-kind holiday cards to support Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County’s mission of providing affordable housing to low-income families in Bergen County.
Lakeview students’ holiday cards are on sale and being showcased at Habitat Bergen’s Gift-Wrapping Station at the Bergen Town Center in Paramus, directly in front of Whole Foods. All proceeds support Habitat Bergen’s building projects in Oradell and New Milford, in addition to future Sandy rehabilitation plans.
“It is always so inspiring to see children that are undergoing obstacles of their own giving back to their community,” said Jacey Raimondo, Executive Director, Habitat Bergen. “These holiday cards are such a gift to Habitat Bergen and we are proud to have the opportunity to share them with everyone.”
C.A.P. provides students with disabilities with guidance and skills, allowing them to develop values and knowledge that can be applied in the world of work. There are 10 classes in total and students range in age from 14 to 21. These students have been giving back to Habitat Bergen in more ways than one – they also hit the kitchen and helped bake house-shaped cookies, which helps raise awareness of the affiliate’s mission.
“All of our students have multiple disabilities, so by providing them with the opportunity to help others in need, they have the chance to achieve success in different ways,” says Linda Stefanski, C.A.P. Teacher.
To purchase a holiday card ‘made lovingly by Lakeview school students,’ visit Habitat Bergen’s Gift-Wrapping station until December 24 located directly in front of the Whole Foods at the Bergen Town Center in Paramus.
For information about Habitat Bergen’s Gift-Wrapping Project, please contact Christina Dello Buono, Director of Special Events and Marketing, at Christinad@habitatbergen.org or 201-457-1020.