NEW BRUNSWICK–Yesterday the Women’s Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church donated hundreds of items to domestic violence survivors at Women Aware. The drive, headed up by Sister Coleen Williams-Lewis, was meant to recognize the mission work needed in our own communities as well as abroad. Thank you for your generosity.
RU ShockWave, a Rutgers group of student a capella singers, put on a Spring Concert to benefit survivors of domestic violence at Women Aware. With ticket and vendor sales, the group is donating $1,100 to help shelter and support survivors. Once again, we love our student allies!
NEW BRUNSWICK–Congratulations to the winners of the Rutgers Pi Delta Psi’s annual Miss Cutie Pi pageant. Contestants shared their talents with the crowd from 7-11pm last night in order to raise awareness of domestic violence. All proceeds will benefit Women Aware. We love our student allies!
Employees from the Wells Fargo-North Brunswick branch organized a Hops for Hope Campaign, and today they brought 25 Spring Baskets to mothers and children in our shelter. Thank you for making it as bright inside our shelter as it is outside. For children fleeing violence, these gifts make the journey to safety a little easier.
Yesterday Women Aware and the New Brunswick community gathered on Somerset Street to celebrate the MagyarBank Charitable Foundation’s 10-year anniversary. Since being established, the Foundation has provided grants to over 120 organizations in Central New Jersey–including Women Aware. Thank you for your continued commitment to our community.
Two distinguished community leaders delivered keynote addresses: New Brunswick Mayor James Cahill and Rev. Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr., Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens.
Photo from left: Mayor Jim Cahill (New Brunswick); Rev. Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr.; Freeholder Blanquita B. Valenti; Mayor Tom Lankey (Edison), Chairman of the Board for Magyar Bank; Jay Castillo, CRA Officer & President of the MagyarBank Charitable Foundation; John S. Fitzgerald, President & CEO of Magyar Bank.
In 2016, you drove major success at Women Aware. Together our team grew stronger, and we brought safety to more people than ever before. Thank you for joining us on our mission to end domestic violence and help survivors move beyond abuse. To learn more about the lives you changed in 2016, read the full report here.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by our volunteer table today at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Our many visitors included Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, who completed her 14-year tenure as the president and CEO of RWJF today. Check out her 7 lessons for improving health in America here. Together we can create a culture of health in our communities! We are honored to be generously funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Today Project Night Night donated care packages for every child in our shelter. Each bag contains a book which encourages reading and family bonding, a security blanket which can be cuddled, and a stuffed animal which can become a cherished friend. Their mission is to deliver Night Night Packages to every homeless child in the country who needs one. By providing objects of reliable comfort, Project Night Night reduces trauma and advances the emotional and cognitive well-being of the children we serve. Our hearts are full, thank you Project Night Night!
Are you interested in changing the life of a child? Please consider making a donation today or contact Katie Orlemanski, Development Manager to discuss your philanthropic impact (email@example.com / 732-258-0415).
Thank you to the local AT&T employees who participated in AT&T’s Random Acts of Kindness Campaign by donating to Women Aware’s emergency shelter. Your generosity will make someone’s journey to safety a little easier.
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The Merck Women’s Network Rahway/Kenilworth delivered hundreds of urgently-needed items to victims of domestic violence at Women Aware. The group, headed up by Laura Daidone, sponsored a collection drive for items on Women Aware’s Wish List. This is the second-year in a row the group has supported our clients. Thank you!
Next month Women Aware will apply for a $25,000 grant from Merck & Co. Inc.’s Neighbor of Choice program to support the capacity of our shelter. We see the blossoming of a fruitful partnership to end domestic violence and support survivors in our community.