Forging Links between College Employees and the Community – Posted 5/20/14

The Creative Leadership Club (CLC) at County College of Morris (CCM) recently made and donated approximately 25 bars of soap for clients of the Women’s Center, which is located at the college.

The CLC was created three years ago by CCM employees to establish an even stronger connection with the local community.

Each bar of soap was scented, colored, wrapped with a small flower or twig, and included a note tag from a CLC member.

This is just one of the many projects the club has completed since its formation. Previous projects have included decorating pillowcases for troops overseas, designing and creating fall grapevine wreaths for families to decorate their homes built by Morris Habitat for Humanity, and creating fall napkin decorations to grace the meal trays delivered by the Morris County Nutrition Program, formerly known as Meals on Wheels.

Club members meet usually once a month during their lunch time.

Photo: (l-r): Maureen Haggerty, of Madison, Women’s Center counselor; Mary Ellen Poh, of Kenvil, Budget and Business Services administrative assistant; and Edie Nelson, of Byram Township, Educational Opportunity Fund counselor and coordinator of the Creative Leadership Club at CCM, with their latest community service project, soap for clients of the Women’s Center.