We started out with three goals in December: Distribute 500 bags of food to our families in need, hand out gifts to the 1,000+ children we serve, and collect $20,000 to strengthen our programs and services! Today we’re proud to announce that we’ve EXCEEDED ALL OF OUR 2019 GOALS!!!

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Members from large corporations and small businesses alike along with compassionate individuals and teams of volunteers all pulled their resources together to make sure each child in our eleven preschool, infant/toddler and youth and family centers received good, quality gifts!

Not only did our donors help share gifts to each of our 1,000+ children, but we were also able to hand out fresh vegetables, groceries, and over 400 turkeys, hams, and meats! Thanks to your generosity, 650 food insecure families’ dinner tables were a little more plentiful over the holidays.

And, even though we were still short on our financial goals on December 30th, our donors came through in the midnight hour to help us PASS our $20,000 goal!

Below is a list of those who made it all happen! We are truly humbled by your contributions!

Financial Donors:
Anonymous Donors
Arcelio Aponte
Gerald Blume
Thea Burstin
Margaret & Richard Cammarieri
Ronald Chaluisan
Celena Cordova
Daniel Czerniawski
Maria Czin
James and Kerry Egan
Bruce and Karyn Greenwald –In Honor of Lanny Kurzweil
David and Shirley Grill
Jessica Gudino-Badaoui
Michael Horn
Alexandra Kent
Ben Korman
Lanny & Lynne Kurzweil –In Honor of La Casa’s Board of Trustees
M&T Bank
Jesus Mercado Jr.
Daniel Nachman
Raymond Ocasio
Alan Paul
The Prezeau Family –In Memory of Louis E. Prezeau
Pronesti Surveying
Gloria Ramos-Wiggs
Robert Rebimbas
Lisa Rivera
Rita Robles
Enid Roldan
John & Beth Schachtel
Grizel Ubarry

Food Donors:
John Basil
The Extended Basile Family & Friends
Muffy Basile
Berje, Inc.
Central Jersey Fillies Softball
Patricia Duelfer
Feast Catering of Westfield
Flavor and Fragrance Specialties, Inc.
Gaslight Commons
Gorlin & Co, Inc.
Goya Foods
IFF, Inc.
La Casa de Don Pedro Staff & Family
The Lermond Company, LLC
Michael Melnick
M&T Bank
Maplecrest Moves Charities
Penta International Corp
Santander Bank
Sheelen’s Bistro
Symrise, Inc.
Table to Table
Trendicide, LLC
Man Trinh
Wakefern Food Corporation / Shoprite
Women in Flavor and Fragrance

Toy Donors:
Jose Alonzo
Arcelio Aponte
Bank of America (Hola! Network, Essex Bergen and Cedar Grove Markets)
The Extended Basile Family
Black Rock
Lilliam Cruz
Gaslight Commons
Gretell Fernandez
Dawn Gammon
Jersey Cares
Brian Kaplan
Keller Williams NJ Metro Group
La Casa de Don Pedro Staff & Family
La Unidad Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.
M&T Bank
Julie Martinez and Family & Friends
Ralph and Carmen Monte
Suejean Mott
Ivette Rosario
Saul Ewing Arnstein and Lehr, LLP
Nicholas Scalera
Mike Soto
Sparkhouse Toys
Javier Tealdi
Union Thunder Bantam Minor Hockey Team
Valley Bank
Wells Fargo
The Women’s Association of NJPAC
Dozens of Anonymous Holiday Helpers

“I first started coming to La Casa’s after school program two years ago. I like that it’s not like all the other after school programs I’ve been to before. Here we get to do a bunch of activities that I really enjoy such as art activities, going to the gardens when it’s nice outside to do some planting, and getting lots of help with our homework so when we go home, we can just spend time with our families. It’s just a fun place to be instead of just going straight home after school is over.”
-Jamuel, Afterschool Enrichment Program Youth