Community Service

We look forward to another amazing year for Community Service at Newmark.  We greatly appreciate the support of Newmark parents ...  we know you help encourage our students.  To support the Drives, students can use their School Store points to "donate" items.  


2023-24 Community Service Fundraisers & Drives

All dates subject to change

bake Sales

  • Donuts For Dogs: Thursday, September 28, 2023 - to benefit the Plainfield Area Humane Society
  • Cookies For Cops: Thursday, October 26, 2023
  • Kupcakes For Kids: Thursday, December 7, 2023
  • Community Service Bake Sale: Thursday, January 25, 2024
  • Community Service Ice Cream Sale: Thursday, February 22, 2024
  • Community Service Bake Sale: Thursday, March 21, 2024
Please consider donating snacks for these upcoming Bake Sales.  Note: Due to health/safety requirements we are only accepting store bought items, with attached ingredient lists. Ideally, items should be individually sized, pre-packaged, however unopened multi packs from the store will also be accepted.   Sign-up

FBLA Pretzel Sales - to benefit the Newmark High School future business leaders of america (FBLA) Chapter

  • Pretzel Sale: Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - $1.00 each (max 2 per student)
  • Pretzel Sale: Wednesday, November 1, 2023 - $1.00 each (max 2 per student)
  • Pretzel Sale: Wednesday, January 10, 2024 - $1.00 each (max 2 per student)
  • Pretzel Sale: Wednesday, March 6, 2024  - $1.00 each (max 2 per student)
  • Pretzel Sale: Wednesday, April 17, 2024  - $1.00 each (max 2 per student)
  • Pretzel Sale: Wednesday, May 22, 2023  - $1.00 each (max 2 per student)

Alex's Lemonade SaleS - proceeds go to Alex's Lemonade Stand to help find a cure for childhood cancers

  • Lemonade Sale: Thursday, May 9, 2024 -  A large cup is $1 (1 max per student) 
  • Lemonade Sale: Thursday, June 6, 2024 - A large cup is $1 (1 max per student) 

School Store Drives

Animal Shelter Drive: Friday, September 29 - Friday, October 27, 2023
We are collecting food and toys for the Plainfield Area Humane Society and Cause 4 Paws.  This is a great opportunity for our students to show their compassion by using their hard-earned school store points to donate to enrich the lives of rescued dogs and cats.    
Toy Drive: Friday, November  8 - Friday, December 8, 2023
Help us brighten the lives of children in our community in time for the holidays.  Due to safety protocols, we will not be accepting any donations directly from students or staff.  Students may use their School Store points to purchase items at the School Store for donations.  All K-8 donations will go to St. Joseph's Social Service Center in Elizabeth (Union County).  All High School donations go to children in the NJ foster care system.
Military Drive: Friday, January 12 - Thursday, February 15, 2024 
Students can use their School Store points to "purchase" Military Drive items from the School Store.  All donations will go to the N.J. Veteran’s Memorial Home at Menlo in Edison, NJ.    
Food Drive: Friday, March 8 - Friday, April 19, 2024
Students can use their school store points to "purchase"  shelf-stable food items for local food pantries for distribution individuals and families in our neighborhoods.
Baby Supplies Drive: Friday, May 3 - Friday, June 7, 2024 
Students can use their School Store points to "purchase" diapers, wipes and other baby supplies to support local women and families.

NEW!  SCHOOL DRIVES - Donations welcome from Newmark families

Soup For Souper Bowl: Monday, January 22 -Friday, February 2, 2024
Bring in cans of soup or stew to be donated to local food pantries.  Details coming soon.
Soles4Souls: Monday, May 13 - Friday, May 24, 2024
Donate your gently used or new shoes.  Soles4Souls turns shoes and clothing into educational and economic opportunities. Our programs, 4Opportunity, 4Relief, and 4EveryKid, aim to make a positive difference on the planet and in people's economic, educational, physical and psychosocial well-being.  Details coming soon.

Community service Events

Blankets of Hope Assembly: Monday, November 6, 2023 - Students will learn about the Blankets of Hope program. If they chose to purchase a blanket, they will be invited to write a card during Blankets of Hope Day on Friday, December 15, 2023.

Pay To Play Electronic Games: Friday, April 26, 2024 - Benefits Rise Against Hunger, a not-for-profit organization that provides volunteer packaged meals and other assistance to families around the world.

Cards For Hospitalized Kids: Friday, June 7, 2024 - Community Service project to support Hospitalized Kids (CFHK), an internationally recognized charitable organization that spreads hope, joy & magic to hospitalized kids across America through uplifting, handmade cards.


Details will be featured in your Friday Backpack News closer to date of Community Service activity.