When Manchester's football team visits Central Regional High School for a Friday game, they plan to bring along more than a challenge — Hawks players are collecting goods for the displaced residents sheltered at the Berkeley school.
Residents are invited to bring donations to the gym side of Manchester Township High School between 2:45 and 4 p.m. Friday. Buses, packed with goods, then will leave for Central at 4:30 p.m.
"It shows their team spirit, unity as a team and willingness to help others in their times of need," said Jill McCloud, a team mother who is helping to organize the effort along with Kelley Rountree. "I think this is a great thing that the Hawks are doing."
Items needed are:
Toothpaste, toothbrushes, shaving cream, razors, soap, shampoo, conditioner, brushes/combs, hair ties, toilet paper, baby wipes, baby diapers, batteries, paper towels, 13 gallon garbage bags, bottled water, new socks, belts, towels, pillows, blankets, cleaners, rubber gloves, water, juice and coffee.
The game is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m.