Corporate Angels

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December 23, 1998.

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<B>St. Francis Medical Center Foundation, based in

Trenton, has made a holiday appeal for its "Reach Out to

Trenton"

program. Your tax-deductible gift of $25 or more can be made payable

to St. Francis Medical Center Foundation, 601 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton

08629-9989. The program aims at improving the lives of many children

and adults in under-served neighborhoods in Trenton.

ARC Pet Supplies at Princeton Forrestal Village, run by

the Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC), Middlesex County is

encouraging

the independance and personal growth of people with developmental

disabilities through employment and community integration by having

them help with the operation of the store.

Petfoods like Science Diet, IAMS including Eukanuba, Royal Canin,

and Sensible Choice; an assortment of unusual toys, bones, and

bedding;

leashes, collars, and coats in all sizes and shapes are carried by

the store.

New Jersey lawyers from different firms founded "Holidays

for the Homeless" a non-profit group to purchase and distribute

gifts of toys and clothing to children in shelters and underprivileged

neighborhoods. Last year the group reached thousands of needy children

at homeless shelters, battered women’s shelters, and through Project

Head Start.

The group has 12 lawyers on its advisory board and is mailing appeal

letters to lawyers throughout New Jersey. Contributions may sent to

Holidays for the Homeless Box 760, 100 West Pond Road,

Woodbridge

07095.

Bring New Jersey Home: The Elks Ridgefield Park Lodge

1056 reached the Ton of Pennies milestone by raising $4,000 to return

the "Battleship New Jersey" to her namesake state. The money

will be used to restore the ship as an educational museum and memorial

by the Battleship New Jersey Foundation.

The 130 Elks Lodges have placed over 8,000 collection bottles

throughout

the state to raise money and awareness of Operation TOP. "We will

continue to raise funds and awareness until the Elks have their first

state meeting aboard our state’s great lady," says Ridgefield

Park’s Kevin Bramley.

You can contribute towards this effort by purchasing licence plates,

an income tax check-off on line item 56 of the resident return, and

through direct contributons. Those wishing to contribute or get more

involved can call the Battleship New Jersey Foundation at 732-671-6488

or write to 1715 Highway 35, Middletown 07748.

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Corporate Angels

First Union Regional Foundation has awarded a

$200,000 grant to the New Jersey Community Loan Fund to expand

child-care services to low income families in the state. "This

grant will allow New Jersey Community Loan Fund to expand its landmark

`Building Stronger Centers’ multi-disciplinary, collaborative child

care program thereby improving the quality of life for all area

residents

and enabling individuals to overcome barriers to

self-sufficiency,"

says Robert Reid, a foundation board member and head of the

General Banking Group, First Union-Atlantic. "We are pleased to

support their initiatives which result in long-term, ongoing benefit

to the community."

Building Stronger Centers child care program was launched to provide

safe, affordable, high-quality child care for low income families

throughout the state. Anne Li, the agency’s executive director

said that $150,000 of the grant will be used for the program and the

remaining $50,000 will be used to fund "Jump Start for Child

Care,"

a zero interest loan pool for early stage predevelopment loans for

renovation, construction, and acquisition of physical facilities that

will be used for childcare centers.

Public Service Electric and Gas donated $15,000 to

Delaware

& Raritan Greenway for land preservation in central New Jersey.

The Young Agents Council of the Independent Insurance Agents

of New Jersey and young agents from the Professional Insurance

Agents presented over $1,000 to Fox Chase Cancer Center. Over

50 adults and 30 children participated in the annual softball picnic

that raised the money.

The "Underwear for the Homeless" drive this fall

organized

by the Middlesex County Veterans Advisory Council (MCVAC)

collected

over six barrels of new, packaged men’s, women’s, and children’s

underwear

for distribution to the Jamesburg Veterans Project and the homeless

shelters in the country. "These are items that are sorely

needed,"

freeholder Jane Z. Bradt says. For information contact Ed

Gorman of American Legion Post 71 at 609-548-5965.

The Horizon Foundation has awarded the Princeton Family

YMCA $15,000 to help fund the YMCA’s summer Counseling-in-Training

(CIT) program. The CIT program is a full summer experience for 13-15

year old boys and girls. Princeton Family YMCA’s CIT program is the

only apprenticeship program for 13-25 year olds in Princeton.

Janssen Pharmaceutica, based in Titusville, has

contributed

$50,000 to Habitat for Humanity’s Adopt-a-Home program. More

than 200 Janssen employees who were in Scottsdale, Arizona, for a

sales meeting spent their free time doing physical labor helping

Habitat

for Humanity build houses for underprivileged families.

In teaming up with Habitat for Humanity Janssen is demonstrating

"values

in action," says David Norton, Janssen U.S. president, one

of the volunteers. "This project exemplifies the vision of our

organization. It also reinforces our ongoing commitment to developing

leadership through values."

Tasks performed by Janssen volunteers included hanging doors,

caulking,

installing trim, hanging drywall, priming,s painting, and landscaping.

Ten families from the Scottsdale area are expected to benefit from

Janssen’s contribution.


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