Friday, March 3rd, 2017
Make Donations to Rockaway Township Substance Abuse Alliance
Residents of the county owned Morris View Healthcare Center this week made a donation through to benefit a program designed to assist middle school students in Rockaway Township to make the right choices when it comes to alcohol, drug and tobacco use.
Resident Council members voted to use proceeds derived from the thrift shop operation at the county nursing facility to purchase two large gifts to for the RTSAA (Rockaway Township Substance Abuse Alliance) for its upcoming fundraising event for Project Positive Choice.
On Thursday, Morris View Resident Council President Rose Amoruso, Vice President Nancy Papa, and Treasurer Charlotte Resz presented a large screen TV and laptop computer to members of the RTSAA.
“We are always looking for ways to give back our community,’’ said Amaruso. “Supporting the efforts of the RTSAA and the future of our children is just another way that we can make a difference.”
The Morris View treasury is comprised of funds earned at the Resident Thrift Shop. Everything sold in the shop comes from community donations. Morris View residents and volunteers operate the shop.
Past donations have included food baskets for needy families, gifts for children during the holidays, funds to the Interfaith Food Pantry, and hats and scarfs for the homeless.
“The residents here at Morris View are very proud to make this donation, to show their continuing commitment to the county which many have long called home,’’ said Karen Hogan Recreation/Volunteer Director at Morris View.
Project Positive Choice is an alcohol, tobacco and substance abuse prevention program. It is part of the Rockaway Middle School curriculum. The program is designed to educate middle school students on making “right choices’’ on substance use before they reach high school.
Its success has reached many other New Jersey school districts, which are considering initiating a similar program.
RTSAA is holding a Tricky Tray to raise funds to aid in the funding of future Project Positive Choice programs.
For more information on Project Positive Choice, visit: http://rtsaa.org/index.html
For more information on Morris View, visit: http://morrisview.morriscountynj.gov/