morris plains coop

The Morris Plains Co-op has been providing holiday cheer to the residents of the Sunrise Senior Living Facility for more than 5 years. On December 15th, several children from the Co-op entertained the residents with some holiday songs. Those that attended the event were delighted seeing all the children dressed up, belting out their favorite classics.

The Co-op has been partnering with the Interfaith Food Pantry for more than 10 years. This past fall we collected more than 180 pounds of food to be delivered to families in need, which was the most the Co-op collected since working with this organization. This food drive gives us an opportunity to show our children the importance of giving to others who are less fortunate. In 2014, we helped collect 267 pounds of food for the pantry.


The Co-op has been working with the JBWS for several years to help provide volunteer work and donations to those using their facilities and services. The JBWS aids in the prevention of domestic violence through the protection of social reform to prevent partner violence and the education of the public about domestic violence and its consequences. Our work with JBWS also benefits the Morris Plains Hope House.

Starting in 2016, the Co-Op collected extra Halloween candy to donate to our country’s troops through Operation Gratitude. This organization was created to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of the Military and First Responder communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for civilians anywhere in America to express their appreciation to all who serve our nation.


The Morris Plains Co-op, the oldest cooperative preschool in New Jersey, celebrated its 75th anniversary on September 27, 2014. It kicked off the special year with a carnival for students and alumni with activities, including bounce houses, photos with movie characters, including Elsa and Darth Vader and music with “Big Jeff” Desmedt. All who attended sang “Happy Birthday” to the Co-op and had a wonderful time celebrating this special occasion.


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