Calls for Diapers
Maker’s Place, a Trenton-based nonprofit diaper bank, is running an “In Honor of Mom” Mother’s Day fundraiser. Make a donation to Maker’s Place, and a personalized letter of recognition will be sent to your honoree, letting her know a contribution made in her honor is supporting Mercer County moms.
Maker’s Place provides diapers, wipes, and baby formula to Trenton-area mothers. To donate visit www.makersplace.org/give or mail to The Maker’s Place, Box 54, Trenton 08601.
Lawrence-based HomeFront is attempting to set a world record by collecting 250,000 diapers and baby wipes for families in need by Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9.
Donations can be delivered directly to HomeFront, 1880 Princeton Avenue, Lawrence, Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., or Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Visit www.homefrontnj.org/donate to make a monetary donation.
The Dr. Esther Wollin Memorial Scholarship Fund offers a scholarship opportunity available to Jewish female students who reside in the Princeton Mercer Bucks community. Monies from Dr. Wollin’s estate were designated to grant a college scholarship to eligible Jewish female full-time students who will be, or are already attending Rutgers University and raised by a Jewish mother in a single-parent household in the Princeton Mercer Bucks Community. Eligibility is based on financial need. The application deadline is Tuesday, June 1. For more information or to apply, visit www.JFCSonline.org.
Call for Volunteers
New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), which provides blood for local patients, is looking for a few good volunteers. The blood drive volunteer is an integral member of our team whose tasks include assisting donors with registration and/or at the refreshment area. No medical background necessary. Volunteers should be outgoing to provide friendly customer service and be able to perform tasks as needed. Must have transportation. All training is provided including additional precautions for the safety of our team and blood donors. For additional information call or text Sharon Zetts, Manager, NJBS Volunteer Services at 732-850-8906, Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To apply online as a blood drive volunteer, go to www.nybc.org/support-us/volunteer-nybc/volunteer-application.
Villagers Theater, located at 475 Demott Lane, Somerset, is offering three summer camp sessions.
The first, for campers entering grades four through eight, is “Showcase Week” running Monday through Friday, June 21 to 25, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The session is focused on building theater skills including auditioning, song interpretation, improvisational skills, scene work, vocal technique, musical theatre choreography and many more. This week will culminate in a live-streamed showcase where every camper will perform a pre-selected musical theatre piece, monologue, and choreographed musical number. Cost: $300 for the week.
Two three-week production camps will be offered to immerse campers in the process of staging a scripted musical production. The sessions run June 28 through July 17 and July 19 through August 7 and each culminate in a livestreamed performance of Disney’s “Camp Rock.” The full-day program for ages 9 to 16 costs $850; the half-day program for ages 5 to 8 runs from 9 a.m. to noon and costs $400.