Dando Gracias at Salta Benefits Local Aid Groups

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Dozens of hungry families who rely on Fish, Inc. will benefit from Salta's "Dando Gracias"food collection program this month. Salta! Jump Into Spanish, a thriving Spanish immersion program in North Edison for children ages 18 months to 10 years old, recently helped out the Oak Tree Presbyterian Church and Fish, Inc., a nonprofit organization serving Middlesex County families in need.

Salta students performed a brief ceremony of "Giving Thanks" (Dando Gracias) in the Oak Tree Presbyterian Church Sanctuary located at 445 Plainfield Road in Edison, NJ. 

Jacqueline Sanin, Founder of Salta! Jump Into Spanish, states, "The children are learning about Thanksgiving and we felt it was important to teach them about giving back as well.  For them to actively participate in a ceremony where they are giving their donations Ms. Halteman who will explain who it will go to and how it will help, will stay with them. They become part of something bigger than themselves and the memory will last with them."

Salta! is participating in the Giving Thanks program with the Oak Tree Presbyterian Church (OTPC).  OTPC is collecting items throughout November for the Fish Hospitality program fro homeless families.  OTPC also collects food and clothing on an ongoing basis for the Fish Clothing Room and the Fish Food Pantry.  Labeled collection bins are set up in the lobby area of the Oak Tree Presbyterian Church. 

Salta families were asked to pick a leaf off of "The Giving Tree" which was set up on the hallway bulletin board.  Each leaf has a designated household item to donate such as canned food, cereal, laundry detergent, etc.  During the ceremony of Giving Thanks, the children sang a song about giving thanks, stated what they were thankful for and presented their donations to Gerry Halteman who has been heading up the Fish Clothing Program since its inception in 1970.About Salta! Jump Into Spanish┬«.

Salta! Jump Into Spanish ┬« is proud to be able to serve your family and the community.  We share your dream of providing the ultimate advantage for your child's future.  Salta's native-speaking instructors and multisensory, thematic approach to Spanish teach children much more than just basic vocabulary.  We teach them to read, write and converse in Spanish all the while enhancing their memory skills, heightening their creativity, developing cultural understanding to live in a multilingual society.  Salta makes learning Spanish fun.  Stop by anytime to see our facility or call if you have any questions. www.saltajump.com

About Fish

Fish, Inc. - Dunellen Area, founded in 1969, is a service organization of volunteers who respond with compassion to the needs of the poor, the elderly, the homeless, and those who "fall between the cracks" of public assistance. Fish, Inc. is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a nonprofit organization. For more information on Fish, Inc, please call 732-356-0081 or visit http://www.fishdunellenarea.org.

About the Oak Tree Presbyterian Church

The Oak Tree Presbyterian Church is a small yet vibrant and welcoming congregation committed to reaching out to the community and helping those in need both spiritually and materially.  The Oak Tree Presbyterian Church also partners with a variety of service organizations and openly welcomes other organizations, recovery groups and congregations under its roof.  We invite you to come worship with us and/or join any of our activities.  For more information, please visit www.oaktreechurch.org

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