As the weather turns cold, I can’t help but feel grateful.
I think about what a hard year it has been for our city, and how the stories of our community have been overshadowed by other major events.
This year, more than ever, will be a crucial time to lend a hand to those who have fallen on hard times.
I am reminded of a conversation I had with John Westervelt, CEO of the Catholic Charities (one of our partner organizations), about the people they reach out to everyday:
“They just needed that little helping hand. I tell everybody the same thing. $10, $15 gave that helping hand to someone that just needed a little push to start again.”
I couldn’t agree more.
The people of New Jersey are strong.
With a little kindness from others, we can do so much.
- Every year, we see more young people from disadvantaged backgrounds build a good life for themselves
- We hear of parents and caregivers going above and beyond for their children’s sake
- We witness the transformation of the homeless, the mentally ill and the vulnerable into strong contributing members of society
Through your generosity, you give small but powerful pushes of inspiration.
From the Greater Newark Holiday Fund team to you, thanks for all the “pushes” you’ve given to our communities.
It truly has made all the difference.
To donate now, visit holidayfund.org/give. We are grateful for the “pushes,” especially this year.