Lyohs service projects

Current Project

Food Drive for Unemployed Citizens

This August, the LYOHS is excitedly partnering with Blissful Us to conduct a food drive for those in need! The COVID-19 pandemic has left many members of our community unemployed and without basic necessities. In an effort to assist these citizens, we’ll need YOUR help to donate non-perishable and canned food items, as well as toiletries. The following addresses are locations in Livingston where you can drop-off donations: 

2 Tuxedo Drive

47 Berkeley Place

31 Tanglewood Drive

16 Post Lane

To receive other locations closer to town center or Collins elementary school, or for any questions/concerns, feel free to contact us or blissful.us.info@gmail.com!

past projects

Learning Resources Drive

From June 29th to August 3rd in 2020, the LYOHS ran a learning resources drive to assist students from the Newark School District in need of educational resources. People from all across Livingston and neighboring towns donated gently used/new school supplies and books to the various drop-off locations hosted by LYOHS board members. In total, about 50 boxes and bags of learning resources were collected for 4 different Newark schools. The LYOHS ultimately helped Newark take a big step towards removing the financial barriers preventing their students from receiving a quality education!

Saint-Barnabas Food Delivery

On Thursday, July 9th, 2020, four our of our LYOHS board members – Matthew Zhang, Jake Fersko, Harris Rosenthal, and Zach Feldman – purchased and delivered $260 worth of hot food trays to the COVID-19 pandemic treatment unit at Saint Barnabas Hospital!

Fortnite Battle Royale Tournament Fundraiser

On Saturday, May 30th, 2020, 40 different people (20 partnerships) competed in the very first LYOHS Fortnite video game tournament! The entry fees they paid to register and compete allowed us to raise over $260 for COVID-19 frontline workers at hospitals in Essex County, New Jersey!

SAGE Eldercare Fundraising Campaign

During the height of the Coronavirus pandemic in the United States, from March 20th to May 1st in 2020, the LYOHS decided to act. Our organization created a GoFundMe campaign that raised nearly $900 for SAGE Eldercare, a non-profit organization that provides crucial home care services and delivers meals to older adults in New Jersey affected by the Coronavirus. Our fundraiser played an extremely key role in ensuring that SAGE Eldercare’s operations continued during the pandemic, since prior to our support, the non-profit was in a critical need of funds and the execution of their services was in jeopardy as a result. 

Breakfast Bonanza Food Drive

From Monday, March 9th, 2020 to Saturday, March 14th, 2020, the LYOHS conducted a breakfast food drive in Livingston, New Jersey. Our organization collected numerous breakfast bags from donors in the community who put them together, which we all delivered to NourishNJ – a non-profit community soup kitchen and food bank which is located in Morristown, New Jersey. This organization used the breakfast bags to help feed malnourished people within the state.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Service Event

On Monday, January 20th, 2020, five of our LYOHS board members – Matthew Zhang, Anuvik Das, Rishab Bamzai, Kishan Bava, and Elias Porter – attended the annual Livingston MLK Day volunteer service event. There, those board members helped set up the event, make lunch bags and sandwiches for non-profit organizations supporting hungry citizens, organize a community food drive, and clean-up after the event ended.