Putting for Cancer

Soup Kitchen: More than Bread Alone

A Little of Yourself

Family Mentors

Sources of Help

Corporate Angels

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Chances to Give

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Putting for Cancer

One round of golf at each of New Jersey and

Pennsylvania’s

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.

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Soup Kitchen: More than Bread Alone

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

609-695-5456.

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A Little of Yourself

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

request

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

Jersey

Organ and Tissue Sharing Network. For information call 800-SHARE-NJ

or visit http://www.sharenj.org.

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Family Mentors

The Family and Children’s Services of Central New

Jersey’s

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

http://princetonol.com/group/facs.

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Sources of Help

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

distributing

application on December 1; the deadline for applications in noon on

January 28. Applicants must be 501 c. (3) organizations, and be

registered

in the state of New Jersey. Contact the United Way at 609-637-4914.

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Corporate Angels

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

do this.

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

Covance,

New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company, and Wegmans Food Market.

Those who renewed their support this year are Church & Dwight,

Commodities

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

nonprofits.

First Union National Bank also made a major gift to the unrestricted

endowment fund.

"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

1991-1998."


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