Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey announced a statewide NJ Boys & Girls Club COVID-19 Relief Fund aimed at supporting local Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the Garden State.
According to a written statement released by the NJ Boys & Girls Club, “During these unprecedented times, New Jersey Boys & Girls Clubs are distributing meals and supplies to kids and families, providing childcare services to workers on the front lines, supplying virtual programming, and providing virtual mentoring and tutoring support to help keep kids engaged while at home.”https://6f12d4d3fc154a03c57def03868ed150.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
“Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey will be vital in rebuilding communities and preparing youth for future success,” said Susan Haspel, state director of Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey. “We need support for our statewide COVID-19 Relief Fund to help Clubs to meet the continuously evolving demands of this pandemic and ensure Clubs are there to serve our communities in the recovery period of this crisis.”
Donations to the Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey COVID-19 Relief Fund will “help ensure clubs can continue their response work, as well as to provide critical youth development services when New Jersey emerges from this health crisis.”
Information on assisting the Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey, other agencies and nonprofit organizations is detailed below. Readers are encouraged to check back frequently, as the list will be updated regularly. To add your nonprofit organization to the guide, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Way of Greater Newark
60 Park Place
Newark, N.J. 07102
The United Way of Greater Newark, according to a statement on the website, works “to disrupt the cycle of poverty by convening, collaborating and investing in strategies to improve outcomes for children and Families. UWGN has a long history of convening disaster funds in the community. After 9/11, UWEWH established the 9/11 fund, the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund and most recently, the Newark Water Fund. To that end, in order to support the community and our nonprofit partners during the COVID-19 crisis, we have established the Community COVID-19 Fund. This is a regional fund serving our 13-municipality footprint including Newark, Irvington, East Orange, West Orange, South Orange, Orange, Belleville, Nutley, Maplewood, Kearny, Harrison, East Newark and North Arlington.” To donate, click here.