Church & Dwight’s Employee Giving Fund made an end-of-the-year $50,000 donation to the Rescue Mission of Trenton. The funds from the grant were a combination of employee giving and a company matching gift.

The fund is a workplace giving program administered by a committee of employees from Church and Dwight’s North Harrison Street and Half Acre Road, Cranbury, offices.

College Road-based Munich Reinsurance America recently donated $200,000 to the American Red Cross to aid hurricane relief efforts.

“We know many people in our area are still recovering from this devastating storm and this donation will help in their time of need,” said Anthony Kuczinski, president and CEO of Munich Reinsurance America.

Burlington Coat Factory donated $50,000 in gift cards and assorted home wares to New Jersey residents victimized by Hurricane Sandy. “Our thoughts continue to be with those touched by this devastating natural disaster and we are thankful to be able to continue to support their efforts,” stated Tom Kingsbury, Burlington president and CEO.

The Comcast Foundation awarded a $25,000 grant to United Way of Greater Mercer County to support the United Youth Mentor Link program at Trenton Central High School. The goal of the program is to increase the Trenton Central High School graduation rate from 50 percent to 90 percent.

First Choice Bank presented 3 three area charities with donations from funds raised at its Annual Golf Classic in September at Cherry Valley County Club in Skillman. The Hamilton Area YMCA, Advancing Opportunities, and The Parkinson Alliance each received $13,000.

“These organizations serve their membership and clients with the utmost respect and attention and First Choice Bank wanted to recognize this.” said Randy Hanks, First Choice Bank CEO. First Choice Bank has donated more than $75,000 to eight organizations over the past three years from funds raised through the golf outing.

Stuart Country Day School gave holiday gifts to 241 children. The gifts were donated by Stuart families, faculty, and staff, as part of the Christmas Sharing Program with Martin House in Trenton.

Through the program, Stuart families are paired with a child, or a family of children, and are asked to purchase at least one piece of clothing and one toy.

The Mercer County Bar Foundation presented two $5,000 donations to Central Jersey Legal Services. The donations were partially funded from proceeds from the foundation’s 2011 and 2012 annual dinner dance and awards galas. Central Jersey Legal Services provides pro bono legal services to low income citizens of Mercer County and is a partner with the Mercer County Bar Association on the Volunteers Lawyer Project.

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