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From the Desk of the Executive DirectorHi [fname],
Schools out for summer, and in communities everywhere families are preparing for graduations, vacations, and the opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones…but before you get started on your summer plans, we would like to send you a quick update.This summer, TASK Kitchen Coordinator, Paul Jensen is forming a team of bicycle enthusiasts for the Battle Against Hunger bike ride to raise awareness for food insecurity and raise funds to benefit local hunger organizations including TASK. For more information or to join the team click here.
In addition this past May, our Adult Education students enjoyed an educational and culturally enriching trip to Grounds for Sculpture of Hamilton. Students were treated to monumental works from distinguished artist and sculptors as Clement Meadmore, Anthony Caro, and visionary founder Seward Johnson. For many of the students this was their first time visiting the grounds. For details from the trip click here.
Lastly, TASK is no stranger to unique gifts, in fact this year alone we have received numerous “out-of-the-box” gifts from members of the community. I’d like to give a special thanks to Gres Paving of Trenton. They saw a need at TASK and stepped up to offer their service free of charge! It’s thanks to community partners like these that we are able to focus our energy to feeding our neighbors. We now have a smooth walk way for guests leading to the entrance of the soup kitchen and it looks spectacular.
Wishing you a safe and pleasant summer.
Ride With TASK and Battle Against Hunger
The Battle Against Hunger rides again and TASK is looking for cycling enthusiasts! Join TASK’s 2014 Battle Against Hunger team as we ride to raise money for TASK on a 200 mile ride from Gettysburg to Washington Crossing Park. Be an advocate, join our team, and make an impact. To date, Battle Against Hunger has raised over $650,000 for TASK and local hunger organizations. Click here to join the Ride!
AEP Visits Grounds for Sculpture
On Wednesday May 28th, 40 students in TASK’s Adult Education Program (AEP) took a trip to Grounds for Sculpture.
Nestled in the heart of central New Jersey, Grounds for Sculpture, is a place where “art and nature meet.” The students saw over 270 sculptures, by renowned and emerging contemporary artists, each strategically positioned on the grounds featuring exotic trees and flowers.
Before students attended the trip, they completed a work packet that introduced them to the artists and sculptures. After the trip they wrote about their experience. Trips like these serve to motivate our students and strives to make the learning process enjoyable.
Gres Paving Paves the Way for TASK Patrons
This June, John Gres Jr., of Gres Paving, gifted TASK with a unique donation: Paving the sidewalk leading to the entrance to the soup kitchen. Not only does this new pavement look great, but also it’s much safer and convenient for TASK’s handicapped patrons and volunteers. Thanks again for your hard work!
Another happy customer: With over 50 years of experience, Gres Paving provides quality workmanship and wonderful customer service. For more information on Gres Paving visit their website at www.grespaving.com.