MAYOR BOLLWAGE DONATES IPAD TO COALITION TO HOUSE THE HOMELESS

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MAYOR BOLLWAGE DONATES IPAD TO COALITION TO HOUSE THE HOMELESS 
 
ELIZABETH, NJ—August 19, 2015 - On Tuesday, August 11, 2015, Mayor J. Christian Bollwage donated an iPad Mini to Muhammad Muhammad, a member of the Coalition to House the Homeless. The Mayor was joined by his daughter Jacqueline as well as members of the non-profit organization at this event, which took place in his office at City Hall. 
 
Mayor Bollwage received the iPad from the Mayor of San Francisco Ed Lee, who hosted the June session of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Apple donated the iPad Minis to Mayors who attended the annual Conference with instructions to give it to a deserving agency in their respective hometowns. 
 
“Over the winter my daughter Jacqueline, worked with the Coalition to House the Homeless for a community service project and met Muhammad,” said Mayor J. Christian Bollwage. “He is a dedicated student, who visits the Coalition for afterschool assistance. Displaying impressive leadership abilities and a commitment to excellence, Mohammad and this wonderful organization are truly deserving. I have partnered with the Coalition in the past on initiatives and the work they do is commendable.” 
 
Since 1981, the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless has existed to serve the immediate needs of the homeless and near homeless; empower individuals and families with tools to transition to safe, affordable, permanent housing; and advocate for people to achieve housing equity and participate in the larger community.
 
The Coalition has collaborated with the City of Elizabeth on an array of efforts to assist homeless children and families.  It remains committed to providing help and services through the coordination of  community support efforts, programmatic enhancement endeavors and a variety of other projects focused upon improving the quality of life.  
 
Case Managers are available at the Coalition to aid with homeless prevention and emergency shelter issues throughout the community. Their Operation Warm Heart program, which is a Winter Shelter, was established to serve the indigent. In addition, Bernice's Place, which is a program for children as well as free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are offered by the organization. 
 
Spearheading community-wide approaches to combating homelessness and encouraging children, the Coalition continues to exhibit a strong commitment to providing a solid foundation for positive community contributions, goal attainment and future success.
 
For more information about the Coalition to House the Homeless, please visit www.theelizabethcoalition.org. 
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