SHRUB OAK, NY. - Matthew Buchwald, an eighth-grader at Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School, collected school supplies for the Lakeland Caring Closet as part of his Bar Mitzvah Project.
Buchwalkd also collected soda cans and used that money to buy additional school supplies. He received donations from friends and family to accumulate the supplies.
The Lakeland Caring Closet helps families in the Lakeland district who experience significant hardship in providing for even the most basic of needs.