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Mayor’s Youth Commission

Donations for School Supplies

Help the Linden Students kick off the next school year with some fresh school supplies! Please consider donating supplies from the Amazon wish list is available here. Donations can be dropped off or mailed to the J.T.G. Center 330 Helen St, Monday –Friday between the hours of 9am – 4pm. Evenings and weekends donations can be brought to any Linden Fire House. Thank you for your anticipated support of our youth.

Easter Goody Bag Winners

In celebration of Easter, Mayor Armstead, the Mayor’s Youth Commission, and the Linden Department of Parks and Recreation hosted an Easter Goody Bag Grab & Go on March 30th and March 31st. Previously, they’ve hosted Easter Egg Hunts for the youth; however, due to COVID-19, the event could not be held.

Wanting to spread cheer and not leave the children at bay, they improvised and hosted the Goody Bag Grab & Go. There were three eggs in the goody bags that had raffle tickets in them.

Our three lucky raffle winners were Tyler Caldwell, Coraliy Betances, and Eva Ribeiro. They each won $25 Visa gift cards donated by Phillips 66.

Congratulations to our winners!

Linden High School 2021 Graduation Celebration Fundraising

The Class of 2021 has been faced with many challenges this School year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Classes have been held virtually, students have not been able to participate fully with extracurricular activities and have not been able to socialize with their friends. 

This year we are hoping that we will be able to host another Post Graduation Celebration that is “Uplifting and Inspirational” for our graduates. Something that they will look back on and remember their senior year in a positive way. 

Please consider donating to the Youth Commission and help us plan a “special celebration” for the Class of 2021. Click here to make a donation online, or mail your donation to Linden Mayor’s Youth Commission, 301 N. Wood Ave, Linden, NJ 07036

We thank you for your anticipated support in helping us provide a safe environment in which our seniors can celebrate Graduation together…. safe and sober.

Click here to view and/or download the complete fundraising letter.

Sandy Jackson, President of the Mayor’s Youth Commission

Annual Citywide Easter Goody Bag Grab & Go

Mayor Derek Armstead, the Mayor’s Youth Commission and the Department of Parks & Recreation proudly host this year’s annual Citywide Easter Goody Bag Grab & Go, with prizes courtesy of Phillips 66.

For more information, please call 908-474-8600.

Please click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this event.

Cooking With Your Child Challenge!

Dear Linden Residents,

Has staying home tested the limits of your cooking skills? Limit yourself no more and join Mayor Armstead in the cooking with your child challenge! No bars held; the kitchen holds no limitations. Expand your imagination with your child and create history in the kitchen.

There’s no time like bonding time. So why not join the fun? You’ve been challenged!

Submission Deadline: Friday, March 19, 2021

Cooking With Your Child Challenge

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Linden’s 2020 Santa Drive-By

Important Update: Due to weather, Santa’s schedule for Saturday December 12th has been moved to Sunday, December 13th.

Mayor Derek Armstead, The Mayor’s Youth Commission, Linden FMBA Locals 34 and 234 and the Linden Police Department invite Linden families to wave during Linden’s 2020 Santa Drive-By! Santa will be waving to Linden residents as he drives through the streets of Linden on Sunday, December 6th and Sunday December 13th at 11am. 

Routes were designed to maximize viewership while considering residents’ safety. Please remember to wear your mask and to adhere to social distancing practice while watching Santa pass your area. 

Santa’s Schedule Was Designed to Maximize Viewership