Students Concerned for the Needy, Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School

Scotch Plains, NJ
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Student Volunteer OpportunitiesStudents Concerned for the Needy (SCN), a service club of Scotch Plains Fanwood High School, is a service organization dedicated to hands-on projects and programs aimed at helping the cause of needy people in surrounding communities by helping to fulfill a basic need they may have for survival or for the improvement of their quality of life. We conduct practical programs and projects, provide educational information to the school community, provide volunteer opportunities for students and staff to get involved in helping those in need, and foster an attitude of giving and sharing that will enable those who participate to learn life-long volunteer skills.

Annual fall events include the Shoe Drive, Halloween Canvassing, Thanksgiving Food Box Project, and Turkey Drive.

The Christmas season sees SCN members “ringing the bell” for the Salvation Army’s Kettle Drive, caroling for the Tiny Tim Fund, “adopting” a needy child for our Project Angel Tree, and the Christmas Food Drive.

Winter events include our annual Famine Day conducted in conjunction with World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine and our biannual Hunger Banquet, an interactive and educational free dinner open to the community.

Springtime has SCN participating in an annual walk-a-thon that supports the Coalition for Hunger Awareness, the Easter Basket Project and our May Drive, a school wide collection of hygiene and baby products.

SCN members also conduct ongoing projects and programs, such as feeding the homeless at the Yes, We Care Soup Kitchen in Clarke and at Temple Emmanuel in Westfield. Fundraisers include bake sales, “Dollar Days” and canvassing at local stores. Disaster relief projects are conducted on a needs-basis and Disaster Relief Courses and Certification through the American Red Cross are offered every several years. We recently established a Family Fund that helps local residents who have experienced a personal tragedy and need immediate assistance. The Network is our informal contacts with the parents of students and community members who work for various companies or corporations and have access to obtaining financial contributions or donation of products to assist us in our drives. Visit our Calendar of Events page to see specific dates and times of all our programs and projects.

Angel Tree Prison Fellowship

Salvation Army

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Hunger Banquet 2009 Shoe Drive 2009 Pajama Drive 2009 SCN Prom Dress Drive 2012

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