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Helping the kids: HIGHWAYS conducts drive to collect school supplies for needy
By:Al Sullivan / Hudson Reporter
The Reverend Rose Cohen Hassan of Trinity Church, who serves as manager of Services at HIGHWAYS (Helping Individuals Gain Hope Will Always Yield Success), has seen a lot of hardship in her life, both in Bayonne where she helps feed and clothe some of the neediest families in the city as well as in her previous assignment in Kearny. But it took overhearing some of her clients one day for her to realize that hardship reaches every level.
HIGHWAYS is a program of the Windmill Alliance, a private, non-profit organization dedicated to providing services for the handicapped and the disadvantaged in Bayonne.
While HIGHWAYS does a lot through its food pantry to feed people – distributing to people around the holidays as well as all year round, and clothing people though donations at its thrift store – Rev. Hassan came to realize that hardship can affect kids in different ways.
“Some of our clients were talking about the cost of buying school supplies,” she said, during a recent interview.