Monthly Archives: December 2021

Family Service League provides counseling to sexual abuse victims

Advocacy and education are key to preventing sexual violence, which is an issue that silently affects countless Americans each day.

The Family Service League specializes in counseling, and they provide the first 4 sessions for free to victims.

A gift to the Holiday Fund will sustain programs like these and others like it in the Greater Newark area.⠀

What Happens When You Give?

Have you gone to camp as a child? If so, you’ll know how much camps can make a difference for a young person. 

One only has to hear the laughter of children swimming in a lake, hear them whisper to one another around the campfire that they don’t want to sing one more round of “Boom Chika Boom,” see them eagerly line up for my famous sloppy Joe or share in an anger management life skills group about how good it feels to know that they can be angry and to figure out the right way to act to believe that residential camping, day camp, or home stays are a crucial and important part in the improvement of a child’s quality of life.

says Sharon Baldwin-Montgomery, founder and executive director of Camp Winonah

Send more inner city kids in New Jersey to camp by giving generously to the Greater Newark Holiday Fund, which supports the Fresh Air Fund.

Urban League’s Mature Workers Program Helps Unemployment Issues

Sussex County has a high unemployment rate of 13.4%. When the pandemic hit last year, it rose to 17%. Among the unemployed are senior workers who face additional barriers to getting hired.

With the Urban League’s help, they enhance their skills and rebuild their job history through community service positions. And 90% of the program participants have kept their jobs beyond their placement period!

This is what happens when you give to the Holiday Fund

Your donation can make 10x the impact for families and communities in the greater Newark area. One gift is distributed among 10 reputable social service agencies who provide counseling, feeding and educational programs for the most vulnerable in their communities.

Would you give generously to the Greater Newark Holiday Fund?

Here’s How You Can Join the Battle Against Child Poverty

That’s roughly 1 in 10 children who don’t have enough nutritionally adequate foods for an active, healthy life.

Solving the issue of food insecurity in our communities starts by lending a helping hand. That’s why we’ve partnered with 10 agencies across Northern New Jersey who help feed the hungry through food pantry programs.

Visit holidayfund.org to learn how you can help meet the needs of hungry families in New Jersey today.