As part of the ongoing Weapons of Mass
Construction (WOMC) service series, the Princeton Varsity Club partnered with Princeton University’s Office of Community & Regional Affairs on the Princeton Garden Project as part of Earth Day festivities on Saturday, April 22, 2017.
More than 30 football student-athletes visited Community Park Elementary, Riverside Elementary School, John Witherspoon Middle School and Harriet Bryan House to prepare the outdoor gardens for the spring season. Student-athletes assisted with turning soil, landscaping, weeding, removing leaves, and prepping multiple beds that would be used for educational programming with the students. Additionally, volunteers at the Harriet Bryan House, a senior center that provides apartments for low income elderly residents, were able to assist in constructing handicap accessible tabletop planters.
“On behalf of the residents of Elm Court and Harriet Bryan House, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Princeton student-athletes for preparing our gardens for our May 1st opening. It was great meeting them, and we appreciate their kindness and interest in our community.”
– Fay Reiter (Director of Social Service, Elm Court/Harriet Bryan House)
To see additional photos from the Princeton Garden Project, please click here.
Founded in 2009, the Weapons of Mass Construction program is a way for undergraduate student-athletes, coaches and administrators to give back to the region. The Princeton Varsity Club has partnered with several non-profit organizations as part of the program, including HomeFront, Community House, Isles Inc., the YMCA of Trenton, the United Way of Greater Mercer County, Jersey Cares and Habitat for Humanity.