Teens Give Back to Orange PD with Cookies 4 Cops Event
The feeling was one of gratitude and thanks at CTeen Haven’s Cookies 4 Cops event. With the theme of giving back, 20 teens throughout greater New Haven got together with members of the Orange Police Department to show appreciation to those who serve. CTeen Haven, Chabad of Greater New Haven’s teen program, organized the event which was held at the new Chabad Jewish Center of Orange/Woodbridge on the Post Road.
Rolling up their sleeves, the teens and police officers got to work and baked about 300 cookies to be delivered to the local police station. The teens also heard from the cops about what they do for the community and what their service entails. Additional highlights of the evening were interacting with the cops through competitive races and games and chatting over refreshments. “It was so beautiful to see an atmosphere of unity and teamwork between everyone. We are so happy to arrange this opportunity for the teens and show the officers how much we value what they do for us,” said Mrs. Bracha Cheruff, co-director of CTeen Haven. The program was part of CTeen’s mission to provide meaningful opportunities for Jewish teens that cultivate a strong sense of mission, purpose, and responsibility.
The event was a success and received a lot of positive feedback from both parents and teens. It was an excellent way for CTeen to promote positive relationships between law enforcement and the community.
CTeen is looking forward to future programs, including a Chanukah latke masterchef which took place Tuesday, December 20. To find out more about CTeen, go to cteenhaven.com/masterchef.