* On Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Community Aid and local residents led by Kim Woltman will conduct a collection drive for south central New Jersey, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the South Hanover Shopping Center.

There is still a great demand for areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. A truck will be on hand for items collected, which will go to Calvary Lighthouse Church in Lakewood, N.J. on Sunday. There, all collected items will be given to those most in need.

Community Aid is a faith-based, nonprofit organization.

* The Lavallette Elementary School in Lavallette, N.J., was devastated by Superstorm Sandy. The school building was lost along with all teaching supplies (pencils, paper, desks, books, computers, etc.).

Trinity United Church of Christ in Hallam has initiated a local effort to bring needed donations of school supplies to the New Jersey school. In addition to supplies, the school welcomes gift cards to Staples, Target, Best Buy, Walmart or Kmart. Personal checks should be made out to "Lavallette School."

Donations can be dropped at Trinity's office, 200 E. Market St., Hallam, from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Accumulated donations will be delivered directly to the school by members of Trinity's congregation the first week of December.