The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County's 'No Show Fall Fest' to Recognize Non-Profit Warriors

(Eastern Bergen County, New Jersey; September 30, 2021) -- Celebrate the new season and participate in The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County's 'No Show Fall Fest' from September 22 through October 27 to honor non-profit warriors serving our community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

For this fall fest, supporters do not attend an event in person.  Instead, they celebrate anywhere by making a donation of the amount they would have contributed to an in person event by mail or online.  Supporters also participate in The Chest's online auction, wine pull, and tributes to local nonprofit unsung heroes. 

            "This year, we celebrate local 'unsung heroes' working continuously to provide services to their client populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The 'No Show Fall Fest' offers a unique opportunity for people to bring together friends, families, donors, partners, and volunteers to transform vulnerable residents' lives in eastern Bergen County without attending an actual event.  They can participate in our online auction, wine pull, and/or make a donation directly to The Chest, with one hundred percent of the proceeds helping our neighbors in need," said Dr. Shelly Wimpfheimer, Executive Director, The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County.

Honor an Unsung Hero

            The public may honor a nonprofit unsung hero with a gift in the person's name.  The donor makes the gift conveniently on The Chest's 'No Show Fall Fest' website,, and provides some information about the honoree's work and why they are being honored.  A personalized e-card may also be sent to the honoree informing them the gift was made in their honor.

Silent Auction and Wine Pull

            The 'No Show Fall Fest' event features a silent auction featuring a range of unique items to bid upon.  Items available include vacations to exotic destinations, spirits, a rare Magnum of Row 14 2012 Napa Valley red wine, kitchenware, Brett Gardener signer baseball, VIP Nets tickets, Jets tickets, unique jewelry, technology, fashion finds, and other fine products, experiences, and services.  Wine aficionados can join The Chest's wine pull for an opportunity to win a top quality bottle of wine, valued up to $100, for only $25 per 'pull'.  The auction and the wine pull may be accessed at

Become a Sponsor. Make a Donation.

            To date, the No Show Fall Fest's sponsors are: Ava Rattigan, BMW of Tenafly, Englewood Health, Joe and Judy Klyde, Judy and Mark Aronson, Lakeland Bank, Martin and Suzanne Huguley, Richard and Shawn Kennedy, Shelly and Justin Wimpfheimer, Suzan Gordon, and Visions Federal Credit Union.  Sponsorship levels are available for individuals and businesses to help fill the chest.  For more information about becoming a sponsor call the office at 201-568-7474 or complete the online form at 

            Donations to The Community Chest's 'No Show Fall Fest' may be mailed to 122 South Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey 07631 or made conveniently online at  Supporters may also text their contribution to NoShowFallFest at 41444.

About The Community Chest

            Founded in 1933, The Community Chest, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, has supported local not-for-profit agencies for 88 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.

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