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Jefferson School’s Annual Giving Tree

Jefferson School’s Annual Giving Tree 

First graders at Jefferson School in front of their giving tree

ROXBURY, NJ (December 23, 2021) – First-grade teachers and students at Jefferson Elementary School held their annual “Giving Tree” project where they collected hats, gloves, scarves, and socks schoolwide, and they have a generous donation this year for Roxbury Social Services. 

“Teaching the students how important it is to give to others in their community is essential. I enjoy watching them participate in such an important cause,” explained Brittany Tiger, first-grade teacher. 

The donations were collected in the first-grade hallway next to a bulletin board with a large “giving tree,” where the students and staff could place their donations in boxes. People donating could then pick an ornament for the tree. 

First-grader Erin Czarnecki shared, “I gave some hats and gloves that would fit someone my age. Kids that need them can go to Social Services in Roxbury and get the ones I donated. It makes me feel so good!” 

This annual project continues to keep the spirit of giving alive at Jefferson School! 

PHOTO ATTACHED (courtesy of Jefferson School)

  • Jefferson Giving Tree (L to R): Front Row – First graders: Aurora Tani, Logan Villamonte Roy, Sophia Josma, Mazie Blanchard, Danny Rapp, and Sophia Masullo; Back Row – First Grade Teachers: Brittany Tiger, Barbara Derrick, Christina Green, and Jaclyn Bremer 


For more information, contact: Roxbury Community School/Community Relations Coordinator Ann Rhodes at or 973-584-7699.



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