Jersey Proud: 3rd grader starts program to donate pillows to immigrants

A South Brunswick elementary school student wants to make it easier for those who are just coming to the United States.

Matt Trapani

Jun 22, 2023, 2:29 AM

Updated 297 days ago

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A South Brunswick elementary school student wants to make it easier for those who are just coming to the United States.
Third grader Avery Ryan, of Cambridge Elementary School, has spearheaded a pillow and blanket drive at her school. She was able to collect 82 pillows and five blankets. The items are headed to a group that helps immigrants and refugees.
Ryan says that she started the drive because she had an Afghan refugee living in her house. She says that she noticed they didn’t have a pillow.
“I felt like even though we’re not a part of their family, we still need to help people,” she says.
Ryan’s teachers say that it is important to teach all students to be kind and helpful to others.


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