For the last several years, the Jackson Rotary has supported the effort of the Eatontown, NJ based organization American Recreational Military Services (A.R.M.S.) to collect toys and other essentials for the children of active duty service personnel. We receive, from A.R.M.S., paper stars with the name and age, as well as the wished for toy or other essential gifts, for the child. These stars are then posted at the various locations where collection barrels have been set up, and those who wish to participate buy the gift the child has asked for; when the gifts are collected they are provided to the A.R.M.S. group for distribution to the children. Below are examples of Little Soldier fliers, as well as photos of some of the Holiday gifts supplied.
Rotary member Luke Stango presents the collected toys to A.R.M.S.
Cost of the trip is $95 which includes Christmas Show Ticket, Lunch Buffet, $25 in Slot Play, Bus Transportation, Beverages on the Bus, & Gratuity for Bus Driver.
The bus will leave promptly from Brookwood Plaza (corner of County Line and New Prospect Rds) at 10:30 a.m. and returns to Jackson at 7:30 p.m.
All the proceeds from this trip go to our charities which includes Military Families and Children of our Military, Special Needs Family Picnic, Jackson Food Pantry, St. Vincent DePaul Society, Scholarships for High School Students, Dictionaries for 3rd Grade Students, Alpha School (Special Needs), and many more.
Get your reservations in early as space is limited.
Please contact Tom Barchie at 732-207-4029 or 732-849-6309 to make reservations.