Parsippany teenager’s passion for helping others aids community

Patch logoKahoot! quizzes help make virtual summer camp fundraiser a success

Riya and a small band of middle and high school volunteers from the Parsippany area launched Classes 4 A Cause in April to raise money to support local food pantries and soup kitchens. The group will introduce its first virtual summer camp Monday that will continue to raise funds to help the needy, both in Parsippany and beyond.

Students pay $100 per week to participate in two classes that will be held virtually. Each day begins with a 25-minute yoga session before classes launch and finish up by 2:30 p.m., with a time of trivia or a game played on the Kahoot! platform. The classes are designed to provide students with a way to spend their time when other recreational options are not available due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the bigger mission is to help others: Every dollar received as part of the camp will be donated to local organizations providing food.

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