International WeLoveU Foundation Partners with Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center to Host a Toy Drive for the Child Life Program
Hackensack Mayor John Labrosse Designates City Hall as Drop-off Location
Hackensack, NJ—The International WeLoveU Foundation (WeLoveU) partnered with Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center to host a toy drive for the Child Life Program in an effort to collect new toys for all children who visit the hospital. Recently, the hospital had to discard all of the toys reserved for children who not only visit the hospital on a daily basis, but those who are being treated long-term, including newborns in intensive care units. WeLoveU volunteers are working with local businesses and retail stores and Hackensack Mayor Labrosse also designated City Hall as a drop-off location for the Hackensack community to also join in the effort. This volunteer service is part of WeLoveU’s Social Welfare initiative, a collective effort to help our global neighbors by providing services for local communities, including children and youth in need.
“WeLoveU’s Chairwoman Zahng Gil-Jah has inspired people around the world to participate in selfless volunteerism through various social welfare projects that benefit the lives of people beyond nationality, race, religion and socioeconomic status in their own communities.” said Rebecca Parker, Spokeswoman of the International WeLoveU Foundation on the East Coast. “By educating and encouraging a community of volunteers, we believe the efforts put into our own community today will make a difference within the global village.”
The International WeLoveU Foundation has been actively collecting toys since September 21, 2017 and will deliver the toys to the Child Life Program on November 1st. The toy drive is receiving local support from neighborhoods and retail stores in Belleville, Bogota, Hackensack and Ridgewood to name a few. The City of Hackensack and the WeLoveU Foundation have history working together in past projects since 2009, including environmental community cleanups.