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The Mews at Laurel Creek Holds 5th Annual Toy Drive to Benefit Children of MEND Holiday Fund

Nancy DiNubile, Betsy Owens Director of Property Management of MEND, Eileen Wirth President/CEO of MEND, Debbie Flick Friends of MEND Board Member, Lynn Morsell, Stephanie Blackwell Director of Corporate Administration of MEND and Joanie Perry.

MOORESTOWN, NJ (December 14, 2023) – This holiday season, residents and social committee members of The Mews at Laurel Creek, Joanie Perry, Lynn Morsell and Nancy DiNubile have once again organized a toy drive to spread holiday cheer for the children and families of Moorestown Ecumenical Neighborhood Development (MEND). The toy drive collected 163 gifts, along with stocking stuffers and over $1,400 worth of monetary donations and gift cards – which all will benefit the Children of MEND Holiday Fund.

“Every year The Mews residents, Joanie, Lynn and Nancy truly go above and beyond to ensure that the children of MEND have a nice holiday. We are very grateful for their continued support,” said Eileen Wirth, MEND’s President and CEO. “Giving to those who need it the most truly captures the meaning of the holidays!”

Perry and Morsell spearheaded this drive in 2018 and hopes to continue this initiative for many more years to come.

“It gives our community such pleasure to support the children and families of MEND,” said Perry. “Thanks to the generosity of our residents, this is our fifth successful toy drive! We are looking forward to another next year.”

To make a donation to MEND’s Holiday Fund, please visit (please specify “Holiday Fund” in the comment box).

About MEND

Moorestown Ecumenical Neighborhood Development, Inc. (MEND) is a private, nonprofit, housing development organization founded by several Moorestown churches in 1969. MEND is a national and state award-winning developer dedicated to providing safe and affordable rental housing to senior citizens, people with disabilities, and families of low and moderate income. MEND has developed 777 residential units at 31 locations in southern New Jersey. Over the past 50+ years, MEND’s affordable housing production efforts have represented a $150 million real estate investment in the region. Visit for more information.


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