La Casa de Don Pedro’s annual #GivingTuesday Holiday Fundraiser 2021 was a great success! Thank you to all of our donors!

Thank you to all of our amazing donors! Watch our Giving Tuesday 2021 Video Tribute.

Hundreds of people gave joy, spread love, and inspire hope, right here in the Greater Newark area, by supporting La Casa de Don Pedro’s #GivingTuesday™ Holiday Fundraiser.

#GivingTuesday marks the start of the End of Year giving season, when we spread holiday cheer to the people we serve by collecting monetary donations to strengthen our programs as well as food and toys to distribute to those who need it most in our community.

La Casa de Don Pedro set three Giving Tuesday goals: (1) raise $25,000 to support our programs and services by year’s end, (2) provide 1,000 holiday gifts to the hundreds of children we educate and support, and (3) distribute 500 grocery bags of fresh food to families in need. We are overjoyed to announce that we exceeded all of our expectations, thanks to our compassionate supporters.


Giving Tuesday Underwriter

Financial Supporters

Gail Airasian, in  honor of Amy Elitzer and family 

Anonymous Friends

Arcelio Aponte

Bank of America – NJ Preferred Gateway Market

Veronica Berruz

Gerald Blume

Rebecca Blumenstein

Margaret Cammarieri

Community Foundation of NJ

Carmen Cortez

Joseph Crobak and Julie Phelan

Paul Davidson

Jonathan Edralin

Karen Eppstein

Arden & Allen Epstein

Fidelity Charitable Donor Advised Fund

Bunny Flanders

Dawn Gammon

Steven Gomez

Bruce Greenwald, in honor of Lanny Kurzweil

David Grill

Horizon NJ Health

Mike Horn

Johnson and Johnson

David Kott, in honor of Lynne and Lanny Kurzweil

Lanny Kurzweil

Martin Kurzweil

Jennifer Lee 

Zoraya Lee-Hamlin

Jennifer Loga

Bill MacMillen

Jesus Mercado, Jr., in memory of Jesus Mercado IV

Jack Michaelian

Ken Myers

Daniel Nachman

Connie O’Keefe

Louis Prezeau

Gloria Ramos-Wiggs

Noralys Rebimbas

Lisselote & Richard Rivera

Rita Robles

Rockefeller Group

David Rodriguez

Richard Roper

Ivette Rosario

Gita Rothschild-Berry

Dale Russakoff and Matt Purdy

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP

Nicholas Scalera

Tisbest Phianthropy

Carol Tomensky

Grizel Ubarry

Justin Wade

Todd Wieseneck

Don Zief

Food Donors

Virginia Atahualpa
Simone Battick

Adriana Becker

Linda Bivins

Caputa 1880
Catherine and Elgin Cintron

John Doyle
Friends & Family of Annie Basile

Sharon Fernicola
Milagros Gamarra
Gregory Hodne
Josefina Leonardo

The Lermond Company, LLC

Wanda Marte

Dean Matienzo

Andrew Meehan
Coraly Melendez
Tania Monterrosa

Sandra Pierce and Mark Volpe

Carrie Puglisi

Shoprite of Newark
Staff of La Casa de Don Pedro
Table to Table

Trader Joes of Millburn
Julissa Torres
Flora Vargas

Jennifer Wilkes
Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce, Inc.

Lingjia Zhang

Gift Donors

Antioch Baptist Church

Virginia Atahualpa
Bank Of America HOLA New Jersey & ALPFA New Jersey
Yannaira Batista
Simone Battick

Adriana Cabrera
Covanta LatinX ERG
Gina Durken
Essex County Sheriff’s Office
Bart Ferrigno & Heather O’Rourke
Friends & Family of Annie Basile
Friends & Family of Jossue Bonilla
Friends & Family of Julie Martinez
Milagros Gamarra
Nathalie Garcia
Jane Gisbey
Jeanette Gonzalez-Ceron
Cristina Hernandez

Gregory Hodne

La Unidad Latina Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.

Josefina Leonardo
Andrew Meehan
Coraly Melendez
Tania Monterrosa
Jacqueline Perez
PwC-Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences
Robin Polakoff
Prudential Financial
Judith Romero
Saul, Ewing, Arnstein & Lehr, LLP.
Seton Hall University Dove Program
Pastor Jeannie Settembre & Family
Sparkhouse Toys
Staff of La Casa de Don Pedro

The Laundry Guys
Thornton Agency
Julissa Torres
Flora Vargas