Barnegat Helping Barnegat

  • PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

    Barnegat Helping Barnegat is a program through which Barnegat helps its own. Embodying its family orientation by helping one another during hard seasons, BTSD is proud to be coordinating this effort. This was initiated by a public BOE meeting presentation that included mention of over 40 homeless students, after which various community members expressed interest in providing tangible assistance to those in need.  

    Families in need will be contacted regarding their specific current needs. Without providing identifying information, these needs will be relayed to the community for purchase. Though purchasing these goods will be an option, donating generalized gift cards will also be encouraged. 

     

    REFERRAL PROCESS

    Coordinators of this effort will arrange assistance for known families in need. If you are in need, or are aware of someone in need, please make a confidential referrals via email to: BHB@barnegatschools.com. Questions regarding the program can be directed to Leah Purpuri (lpurpuri@barnegatschools.com) or Michele Cucinotta (mcucinotta@barnegatschools.com). 

     

    DONATIONS 

    Donations will be collected between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM, Monday through Thursday, to Michele Cucinotta at Joseph T. Donahue School. If she is not in-building, please leave donation in a sealed envelope with main office secretaries. 

     

    ACCOUNTABILITY

    Administration will be notified of donations. Gift cards will be tracked in a google sheet by identification number. This confidential google sheet, shared only with those coordinating the program, will include the family recipient of aforesaid gift card(s). 

     

    FAMILY RETRIEVAL

    Program coordinators will arrange confidential gift delivery or retrieval to or by the families in need.