One of the defining characteristics of a strong community is its ability to come together in the most difficult of times. The pandemic has galvanized Ranney School’s students, families, and faculty to rise to the challenge. A number of the students and parents at the Tinton Falls school have spearheaded efforts to support frontline workers and other essential organizations.
Lovleen Virdi ’22 and Dr. Eileen Lin (Marcella ’25, Maxwell ‘27) raised funds in separate efforts to provide meals for those on the front lines while also supporting local restaurants. A team of sophomores (Jacqueline Belkin, Stevie Celler, Christopher Costanzo, Paris Huizenga, and Christina Uzzi) are also raising money to buy food from local restaurants to donate to frontline workers, as well as producing a video to celebrate healthcare professionals.
Student service club R.H.O.P.E., led by Sandy Wilderotter ‘21, started a corona lemon-lime challenge to raise money for No Kid Hungry. Another student-led service club, which is led by Brielle Natenzon ‘21, Alyssa Lopez ‘21 and Reese Rotblat ‘21, collected food, clothing, and diapers through an Instagram account.