How New Jersey Is Giving Back

Getting PPE to frontline workers, donating iPads and building desks for students learning at home, and other charitable givings.

New Jersey Monthly routinely features an online roundup of photos taken at various charitable events across the Garden State. We also feature one New Jersey nonprofit in each month’s print issue. In our January 2021 issue, we highlighted Mercer County organization, Arm in Arm.

As always, be sure to send pictures and captions from your recent charitable event to [email protected] for possible inclusion in our next online roundup.

1. PPE for Frontline Workers

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Madison nonprofits Student Wish List Project (read our profile of SWLP) and Front Line Appreciation Group (FLAG) teamed up for an online in-kind donation drive, which delivered $2,000 of essential personal protective equipment (PPE) straight to the doors of Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps (MVAC).

2. Desks for Students Learning from Home

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Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County are building desks for children who are attending school remotely. Desks 4 Homes, sponsored by Lakeland Bank and Milwaukee Tools, is providing children without desks with a dedicated workspace that will provide for a more successful learning environment. From left, Joy Dorsey Whiting, principal of Fanny M. Hillers School in Hackensack; Habitat Bergen board director, Adela Wekselblatt; Habitat Bergen ReStore director, Teri Capparelli; and board president, Roxanne Camejo getting ready to distribute Desks 4 Homes at the Habitat ReStore.

3. iPads for Virtual Learning

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The Alfred N. Sanzari Family Foundation, dedicated to improving communities across northern New Jersey, donated $20,000 to the Hackensack Public School District to aid in the district’s efforts to supply elementary school students with iPads to facilitate virtual learning this school year as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

4. Golfing for Good

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The Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC), an organization dedicated to advancing the general welfare and prosperity of the greater New Jersey/New York region so that its citizens and its business community may prosper, hosted its annual golf outing and humanitarian dinner. The event raised $12,000 to be split evenly among the event’s two charity partners, the Mahwah Schools Foundation and the John F. Carty Memorial Scholarship. Enjoying the event were, from left, Chris Wragge, CBS 2 News anchor; Maureen Huggins, MRCC executive director; Debbie Richin, MRCC golf chair; and Roger Remo, John F. Carty Memorial Scholarship

5. Accountants Feeding the Hungry

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The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) received nearly $25,000 in online donations—the highest amount ever —for its 11th annual Food Drive hosted by its Emerging Leaders Council this fall. In addition, NJCPA member accounting firms collected approximately 1,000 pounds of non-perishable food. All food and monetary donations will benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (read our profile of CFBNJ) and local food banks throughout the state.

6. QuickChek Supports Local Communities

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Charitable donations made by QuickChek have now surpassed $6.2 million as the fresh convenience market chain continues its longtime commitment of community support benefiting area children, families and military veterans. The Whitehouse Station-based convenience chain’s donations totaled $299,845 in 2020 despite the challenging conditions brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.


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