Morristown, N.J. (November 7, 2017) – On Saturday, October 28, history professor Dr. Nicole Yanoso's CSE400 Honors class hosted 25 kids from the AIDS Resource Foundation for Children for a Halloween event at the College of Saint Elizabeth.
"This is the third year we have done this event," stated Nicole Yanoso, "but this year it was bigger than ever. It was like planning a wedding."
The event included a pizza party, dessert, costumes, pumpkin patch, goody bags, pumpkin decorating and trick-or-treating with the Sisters of Charity, and trunk-or-treat.
"The day was a ton of fun and a huge success," Yanoso explained, "and we have many people to thank."
Yanoso's CSE400 Honors class organized the entire event and secured pumpkin, candy, and dessert donations. Campus Ministry students, alongside the CSE400 Honors students, helped interact and help the children throughout the day.
"I was so proud of the CSE400 and Campus Ministry students," states Yanoso. "They made the event very special for the children and helped them all day long."
The Art Club made amazing, homemade trick-or-treat bags for the kids and a new non-profit organization based in Rockaway, NJ – Projectkind123 – donated 75 costumes to the kids and the Foundation! Beyond that, Parkhurst provided an incredible meal and desserts for the kids.
But the highlight of the day was the trick-or-treating/pumpkin decorating with the Sisters of Charity at the Mother House.
"The kids loved the Sisters," Yanoso reports. "The Sisters made the kids feel at home immediately."
Yanoso's CSE400 Honors class, with the help of Campus Ministry and the Sisters of Charity, is next working on its annual Toy Drive for the AIDS Resource Foundation for Children.