(Eastern Bergen County, New Jersey; December 6, 2022) -- The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County's 2022-2023 Annual Campaign is underway. The campaign raises funds to provide grants to nonprofit agencies responding to rising need for critical services that are outpacing available resources.
As the holiday giving season opens, The Community Chest asks its neighbors to give locally. For nearly 90 years, The Chest has identified needs, led initiatives and supported nonprofits to make local communities stronger and benefit people in the area.
During the COVID-19 pandemic and the aftermath of Tropical Storm Ida, The Chest's critical funding supported operations and directed services for agencies' clients for health care, personal protective equipment, meals and supplies for people in need in 15 municipalities in eastern Bergen County. "The Community Chest was founded to provide grants to agencies that serve those facing the greatest hardships in our community. These awards are vital to help fund agency operations or direct services to clients," said Dr. Shelly Wimpfheimer, Executive Director, The Community Chest. "The largest source of our grants to local nonprofits is through donations made to our annual campaign. We encourage the public to give locally and help our neighbors in need."
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Community Chest
Founded in 1933, The Community Chest, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, has supported local not-for-profit agencies for nearly 90 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.
Photo Caption: Cresskill Public Library Director Laura Chumas received a mini-grant for a Racial Justice display from The Community Chest's Executive Director Shelly Wimpfheimer