Foundation awards $51K in 3Q 2015

November, 2015

Westfield – The Westfield Foundation is pleased to announce the board awarded $51,300 in grants to 6 worthwhile local organizations. These grants will be used to train crisis hotline volunteers, stock a food pantry with groceries for families coping with pediatric cancer, to underwrite 4 outreach ensemble concerts and 2 L.I.F.E. courses at the Westfield Senior Citizens Housing, to expand a career launch program for area youth and to support advocates for at-risk children.

Since the Foundation’s inception, over $ 6 million has been granted to local organizations from the income earned on the Foundation’s investments.

This quarter’s recipients include: CONTACT We Care, a volunteer-staffed crisis hotline serving Central and Northern New Jersey; Boys & Girls Club of Union County, a club providing a safe haven, with academic enrichment and recreational activities for youth ages five to 18; Emmanuel Cancer Foundation, an agency providing such services as professional in-home counseling, material support such as food, clothing, and household items, advocacy on behalf of families and emergency financial relief to any New Jersey family facing the challenges of caring for a child with cancer; NJ Intergenerational Orchestra which provides orchestral education to musicians of all ages, including full orchestral concerts and outreach performances; Union County College Foundation which provides support for scholarships, equipment, facilities and academic programs; and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County which recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers to act as advocates for children who may have been removed from their homes due to neglect or abuse.

Money to support the Foundation’s grants has been and continues to be provided solely by concerned and caring community residents.

 

 

 

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Announcing new Trustee and 3rd Quarter Grants

Westfield – The Westfield Foundation welcomes Gerard Abbattista to the board of the Westfield Foundation for 2014-15. Mr. Abbattista joins 14 other community leaders who donate their time and talent with the ultimate goal of supporting the ongoing efforts of organizations and individuals dedicated to improving the quality of life in Westfield.

In the third quarter for 2014, the Foundation granted more than $88,000 to 9 local organizations. These funds will be used for furnishing a family center, the purchase of a hygiene shower chair for disabled patients, to launch a career program for youth, the purchase of blood pressure monitors, to fund Alzheimer caregiver support groups and to sponsor 2 LIFE Center courses for senior citizens in Westfield.

Recipients include: Home First, CONTACT We Care, Counseling Centers for Human Development, Jewish Family Services, Union County College Foundation, YWCA Eastern Union County, Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad, Community Access Unlimited and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County.