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Tuesday, December 01 2020 @ 03:38 PM EST
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine
Tuesday, December 01 2020 @ 03:38 PM EST
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine

The Community Chest's Annual Campaign to Help People Experiencing Hardships From COVID-19 in Eastern Bergen County


(Eastern Bergen County, New Jersey; November 9, 2020) -- With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading in a second wave, the needs in eastern Bergen County are escalating.  The Chest's 2020-2021 Annual Campaign is underway raising funds for grants to award to nonprofit agencies serving people experiencing the greatest need in our community. As the holiday giving season opens, The Community Chest asks its neighbors to give locally.  For 87 years, the organization has led initiatives and supported nonprofits to make local communities stronger and benefit people in the area.

            During the COVID-19 pandemic, The Chest's critical funding supports operations or direct services for agencies' clients for health care, personal protective equipment, meals and supplies for people in need in 15 municipalities.   "We encourage the public to give locally and support their neighbors in need experiencing hardships resulting from COVID-19.  The public's support is vital, as the pandemic continues to create financial burdens for our neighbors, while expenses rise steeply for our grantees," said Dr. Shelly Wimpfheimer, Executive Director, The Community Chest. 

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

            Each year, The Chest raises funds and allocates them in competitive grants to nonprofit agencies demonstrating the capacity to provide services to local citizens.  Coordinating and planning services are also provided in its communities, serving as a bridge between agencies and organizations and investing in the stability and quality of the service network.  The organization's Board of Managers implements a thorough process of screening, research, and monitoring to assure the funds raised are directed to the most worthy programs and the areas of greatest need.

Donate

            The public can help meet the increased need for services.  Contributions of any size may be made by check to The Community Chest, located at 122 South Van Brunt Street, 2nd Floor, Englewood, NJ 07631.  Donations may be made online on the organization's web site at www.thecommunitychestebc.org/.  Donations are tax-deductible, as permitted by law.  For information, call 201-568-7474 or contact [email protected]

About The Community Chest

            Founded in 1933, The Community Chest, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, has supported local not-for-profit agencies for 87 years.  The Chest leads initiatives and supports nonprofits that make our communities stronger and benefit people in need in eastern Bergen County.  Each year, The Chest raises funds and allocates them to agencies demonstrating the capacity to provide services to local citizens.  The organization also provides coordinating and planning services in its communities, serving as a bridge between agencies and organizations and investing in the stability and quality of the service network.

            The Community Chest's Board of Managers is comprised of community leaders dedicated to improving the lives of neighbors in need.  People interested in being considered for board membership may contact executive director Shelly Wimpfheimer at (201) 568-7474.

            For further information about The Chest, visit www.thecommunitychestebc.org/ or contact (201) 568-7474.  Stay updated about the organization’s activities on Facebook and Twitter.

Photo Caption: Children serviced by area nonprofits received jackets from The Community Chest's gala auction.  Photo Credit: Bergen Family Center

 
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