Local Dentist and Media Team up to Donate School Supplies

Posted on August 27, 2013 By

Super storm Sandy did more than destroy homes. It wiped out all the school supplies and inventory Ocean County BigBrothers BigSisters (BBBS) had planned to give needy kids to start the 2013 school year.

Dr. Ron Rotem, a Toms River dentist who has three school-aged children, teamed up with Greater Media radio station WJRZ (100.1 FM) and Comcast Spotlight, a local cable provider, to help replace those supplies and make sure that kids had the back-to-school supplies they need when school bells ring this September.

Dr. Rotem, 355 Lakehurst Road, Toms River, donated 50 filled backpacks to BBBS. WJRZ on-air personality Glenn Kalina and Comcast asked the public to make school-supply donations through free PSAs (Public Service Announcements), on-air promotions, their websites, and reminders at live functions.

Sue Sedivec, CEO of BBBS said, “From Dr. Rotem to WJRZ radio and cable provider Comcast, we extend our sincere gratitude for their generosity in helping the kids of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County.”

The public is always invited to help. Call Sue Sedivec at 732-505-3400.

About Dr. Rotem: Dr. Rotem was graduated from NYU College of Dentistry in 1991. His practice focuses on cosmetic dentistry and conscious sedation. Dr. Rotem belongs to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is affiliated with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, NJ Chapter of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation, the International College of Cranial Mandibular Orthopedics, the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association, Monmouth/Ocean Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Rotem is an active member of the Crown Council. He is also a member of the Jersey Shore Business Network, Toms River.

*SCHOOL SUPPLIES BBBS could use to help school children:
Boxes of 24 regular Crayola crayons
Large (fat) and Small Elmer’s glue sticks
Elmer’s glue 4 oz.
Safety scissors
Covered pencil sharpeners
Marble composition books (100 sheets)
Boxes of #2 pencils
Pencil pouch with zipper
Dry Erase markers (BIC Great Erase Bold)
Supply box (max 2 ¼” high) to fit in desk
Folders with 2 bottom pockets – hard plastic vinyl
Construction Paper (9X12) assorted colors
Scientific calculators
Loose- leaf paper
Notebooks – 1, 3 or 5 subjects
Pens – Blue or Black
Colored markers –fat and thin
Colored pencils
White out tape and liquid
Highlighters and Sharpies
Rulers (dual function-standard and metric)
Flash drives
Index cards 3 x 5 and 5 x7
Binders 1” and 3 “
Binder subject dividers
Sticky Notes
Clear report covers
X-large book socks