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Chances to Give
One round of golf at each of New Jersey and
finest golf courses can cost thousands of dollars, but if you make
a one-time donation of $35 to the American Cancer Society you can
do it for free. The American Cancer Society’s 1999 Golf Pass entitles
golfers to one round of golf at 200 of the finest courses throughout
New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Proceeds support American Cancer Society
research, education, and patient service program in several New Jersey
counties. Call 973-331-9300.
For some it’s the most nourishing meal of the day…for
others, it’s the only one," writes the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen
(TASK), a nonprofit organization created in the 1980s. Although the
primary mission of the organization is to feed Trenton’s hungry, it’s
"not by bread alone." The organization also gives to those
in need access to health care, tutoring in basic literacy, math, and
computer skills, and preparation for high school equivalency exams,
as well as a place where people can bring their children and achieve
self-esteem and self sufficiency.
For every $10 of private donations, the organization is able to buy
$100 of food from the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank. Call
Make a resolution this New Year that could save the lives of eight
people. Become an organ donor. The Sharing Network is asking people
to make a decision this New Year’s to become an organ donor, and
a donor card. "When you make a decision to donate your organs,
up to eight lives can be saved and the lives of up to 75 others can
be enhanced," says Joseph Roth, president and CEO of the New
Organ and Tissue Sharing Network. For information call 800-SHARE-NJ
or visit http://www.sharenj.org.
The Family and Children’s Services of Central New
Family Mentor program needs willing volunteers to work with families
in the community who are negotiating some of the harrowing demands
of contemporary life. Mentors visit with families every so often and
call typically once week. The holidays are an important time to reach
out to a family. Call 609-448-0056, or visit
The United Way of Mercer County is issuing grants for
programs implemented between 2001 through 2003 in the following areas:
Building Self-Sufficiency, Strengthening Families, Promoting Health
and Well Being, and Responding to Crises. The organization began
application on December 1; the deadline for applications in noon on
January 28. Applicants must be 501 c. (3) organizations, and be
in the state of New Jersey. Contact the United Way at 609-637-4914.
The Princeton Area Community Foundation had a record
year; it has received 869 gifts totaling over $1,256,000. Since it
was founded eight years ago it has accumulated an endowment of about
$9 million. This money has been given to benefit charities and causes
in the Princeton area, and 67 different funds have been set up to
Corporate gifts cover the operating expenses of the PACF so that the
costs of salaries and keeping the office open need not siphon off
monies that have been earmarked for a particular charity. Among the
latest corporations to make donations for operating expenses are
New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company, and Wegmans Food Market.
Those who renewed their support this year are Church & Dwight,
Corporation, First Union, Johnson & Johnson, Merrill Lynch, Sarnoff
Corporation, and PNC Bank.
In addition to its operations support, PNC Bank also has established
a PNC Bank Fund that made $20,000 in grants to 18 Princeton are
First Union National Bank also made a major gift to the unrestricted
"The companies that support the community Foundation consider
local philanthropy an important part of their corporate missions,"
says Nancy Kieling, PACF director. Call Joan Burkholtz
at 609-688-0300 to get a copy of PACF’s "Report to the Community
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