Members of the South Orange Maplewood Education Association (SOMEA) presented Rent Party organizers Bill Ehlers and Chris Dickson with a check for $2,000 at last night’s Rent Party at The Woodland in Maplewood.
SOMEA is a union representing teachers and staff in the South Orange-Maplewood School District. Its stated mission is to “promote a quality system of public education for all students.”
“We are thrilled to help support Rent Party and their mission,” said SOMEA member Danielle Perrotta. “We are especially excited about the work that Rent Party does helping food-insecure children in our community through their BackPack Pals program.”
Since October 2009, Rent Party has hosted live music events, with the proceeds being used to help fight hunger in Maplewood/South Orange. Last month they moved the shows to The Woodland.
For more information about Rent Party, visit their website at www.rentpartylive.com.