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More than 300 backpacks collected for local students


The diocesan Prison Ministry has collected more than 300 backpacks filled with school supplies, donated by 20 churches and a diocesan organization. They will be distributed to students in the Prison Ministry's PATCH program as well as students in other local programs.

Backpacks and money for school supplies were donated by:

  • The Newark Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians
  • Trinity, Allendale
  • St. Paul’s, Chatham
  • Church of the Saviour, Denville
  • Good Shepherd, Fort Lee
  • Christ Church, Hackensack
  • St. Agnes’, Little Falls
  • St. John’s, Montclair
  • Good Shepherd, Lincoln Park & Montville
  • Trinity & St. Philip’s Cathedral, Newark
  • Grace, Nutley
  • Christ Church, Short Hills
  • St. Andrew’s & Holy Communion, South Orange
  • St. Mary’s, Sparta
  • Calvary, Summit
  • Atonement, Tenafly
  • St. James, Upper Montclair
  • Holy Spirit, Verona
  • St. John’s, Ramsey
  • St. Michael’s, Wayne
  • St. Paul’s & Resurrection, Wood-Ridge