Eagle Scout Coordinates Toy Drive for PEI Kids
Jake Cseremsak and Roslyn Dashiell
with 75 toys donated through
Jake's Eagle Scout project.
Over the summer, Jake Cseremsak, a member of Eagle Scout Troop 1776, coo
rdinated the donation of over 75 toys to PEI Kids by setting up toy collection stations a
t Hopewell Municipal Building and Starbucks in Pennington.
Eagle Scouts are required to complete a project which demonstrates the scout's leadership and has benefit to the community. Inspired by the community support received through this initial effort, Jake is hoping to coordinate the donation of 200 more toys to PEI Kids by the end of the year.
"The children we serve are often experiencing the most difficult times in their lives," says PEI Kids' Executive Director Roslyn Dashiell. "And receiving a gift can sometimes be the welcoming gesture that makes them feel safe, valued, and appreciated.
Thank you, Jake, for your thoughtful support of these kids."
Community members are encouraged to make a toy donation at one of Jake's donation stations to support his project and the many children PEI Kids serves each year. As the toys are meant as gifts for the children in our programs, we must request only new toys please.
Jake currently has toy collection stations set-up at the Starbucks at Mercer Mall (through early October), Twirl Toy Shop in Pennington (through October 31st), and St. George Greek Ortho
dox Church in Hamilton (through Thanksgiving). Jake will also have a toy collection station at Hopewell Valley Central High School through the end of October.