Independence360, a comprehensive program developing vocational, life and social skills and personal development for adults on the autism spectrum and with behavioral and related disabilities, provided Thanksgiving baskets to residents of Harmony House, New Community’s transitional housing facility for homeless families.
The group collected donations from Oct. 26 to Nov. 23 to fill 10 baskets with the ingredients to make a full Thanksgiving dinner and fill the pantry with nonperishable food items. Three Independence360 staff members dropped off the baskets Nov. 23 and their clients participated virtually with Harmony House families via Zoom. In previous years, Independence360 clients brought the baskets to Harmony House to see families pick them up in person. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic prevented that from being safe.
Photos courtesy of Lumane Metellus, Independence360 Whippany Supervisor.