ECC Supporting Others During the Holiday Season

Radiography students display the items they collected for Covenant House

In keeping with the holiday spirit, members of the Essex County College Radiography Class of 2023 took it upon themselves to help the less fortunate.

“This year’s labor of love,” as Professor Darlyn Warner put it, was to collect personal items for the homeless youth staying at Newark’s Covenant House of New Jersey. “The students collected various items such as toothpaste, towels, pillows and shampoo to include in the packets the children receive at Covenant House,” stated Professor Warner Coordinator of the College’s Radiography Program.

“Our students and program faculty are honored to support Covenant House of New Jersey and want to thank their staff for the amazing work and commitment they offer to the youth of Newark who are in need,” added Professor Warner. “This is our way of giving back to the community,” she said.

“Because of your donation of personal care items, we will be able to expand our welcome kits for our youth who arrive with little to no belongings. Your donation is actually helping to impact many of our young people,” Covenant House Volunteer Coordinator Nabijah Shabazz said in her thank you to the ECC students. “Students like you help keep our mission of unconditional love for our youth alive,” she added.

“I applaud the generosity of our students. This spirit of giving and helping the community is what Essex County College is all about during this special time of the year,” said ECC’s President, Dr. Augustine A. Boakye. 

Professor Warner said her students annually help out a local organization. “Covenant House is in our neighborhood and this project worked out perfectly,” she added.