Giving Locally On #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday

It’s Giving Tuesday – a generosity movement that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. This year, more than ever, your local non-profits need so much support.

If you need some inspiration, here are some ways to show some local love:

  • The Montclair Public Library Foundation has remained committed, even during this difficult time, to its mission of raising funds to support the community library–a vital resource to educate, entertain, and enrich. Donations to MPL may be made by check to the Montclair Public Library Foundation, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, or online at the Foundation website.
  • The Bloomfield Public Library Foundation has launched its first #GivingTuesday campaign this year, to encourage private giving that will ensure the Bloomfield Public Library can address the needs of its growing community.  Donations can be made online or checks made payable to “The Bloomfield Public Library Foundation” can be mailed to 90 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ 07003.
  • The Friends of the Glen Ridge Library relies on the generosity of the community to ensure the enhanced programs and services continue for years to come. Donations make its way to the Glen Ridge Public Library through supporting its programs, events, and services.
  • Montclair Art Museum is dedicated to its mission to inspire and engage people of all ages in their experience with art. The Museum offers several Community Access program that make admission and classes accessible to all. You can donate to MAM here.
  • Jazz House Kids is dedicated to ensure equity and access to world-class music education, support healthy communities through jazz, and celebrate who we are with mutual respect, both on and off the bandstand. Donations can be made online.
  • A donation to Montclair Film allows the organization to bring great films, filmmakers, programs, and events to our region while keeping ticket prices affordable.
  • A donation to S.O.F.I.A (Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates), will help the organization keep its commitment to empowering the lives of women and their families that have been affected by domestic violence.
  • Donations to Toni’s Kitchen are especially important during this urgent time of need in our community. Donations go to purchasing food and supplies to help them keep up with the demand for fresh, healthy meals for distribution to those in need in our community: families, seniors, children.
  • Since the pandemic , Human Needs Food Pantry added 572 new households to its service—equaling an additional 2,800 people (as of 9/25/20) beyond its usual numbers. The Pantry’s client base includes families and singles who are elderly, disabled, home-bound, unemployed, or underemployed. Donate online.
  • CASA of Essex County promotes the welfare of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment by providing a safety net of support, advocacy, and mentorship. A donation helps them with their mission.
  • When the COVID-19 pandemic struck last spring, the YMCA of Montclair continued to serve the community despite its doors being closed. As the Y, like so many non-profits, has experienced reduced revenue due to COVID-19, they need your help now more than ever to continue to serve our community. Donate online.
  • Outpost in the Burbs is a non-profit outreach organization dedicated to building community through music, community service, and cultural programs. Donate online here.
  • A donation to Montclair Scholarship Fund helps the organization award scholarships to college-bound Montclair High School seniors with financial need. Students who receive scholarships benefit from both the financial assistance and the knowledge that the Montclair community believes in them enough to subsidize their college education and career aspirations.
  • Support the mission of Montclair Ambulance Unit with a donation. Donations to MAU help not only the day-to-day operations but also MAU Community Outreach which delivers low cost community education to individuals, schools, community groups and more.
  • Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE) raises pmoney to engage and empower students, teachers and supporters of public education. MFEE drives innovation and collaborates with the Montclair community to create equitable access to high quality education for all students. Donate online.
  • The Montclair Foundation awards grants to help charitable organizations in the greater Montclair area. The Foundation has awarded $106,000 in Emergency Fund grants during the last six months. Donate online.
  • Support for The Montclair Orchestra comes from community members like you. Make a donation to The Montclair Orchestra, to support the arts in Montclair and Northern New Jersey.
  • Laptop Upcycle is committed to obtaining, refreshing, and distributing technology to students who need the tools to succeed in school. You can donate technology or funds online.
  • Bloomfield Animal Shelter accepts food, supplies, and monetary donations to support its work. More information here.
  • The Friends of the Montclair Township Animal Shelter is the fundraising arm of the Montclair Township Animal Shelter. Monetary donations are most appreciated. Checks can be made out to “The Township of Montclair” and a notation should be made in the memo section that says “Animal Shelter Donation.” Checks for the shelter can be mailed to the Montclair Health Department at 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042, Attention: Arlene Karp.
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