Greater Newark Holiday Fund Distributes Additional $91,800 to Local Service Agencies

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Donations Reach $275,000;
This Year’s Campaign Closes January 31

NEWARK, NJ (January 22, 2014) — In its second distribution of the 2013 campaign, the Greater Newark Holiday Fund (GNHF; www.holidayfund.org) has sent $91,800 to eleven social service agencies to help fund their work on behalf of needy individuals and families in six counties of northern New Jersey. GNHF had distributed $101,500 in mid-December, bringing total distributions for the campaign to $192,800.

With less than two weeks to go before the campaign ends, GNHF has collected $275,000 in donations from individuals and organizations throughout the area. The Fund will make final distributions after the campaign closes on January 31. However, it will continue to accept donations throughout the coming year, crediting them to the 2014 campaign.

Frank Ferruggia, fund President and a partner at Newark-based law firm McCarter & English LLP posits, “The more money we can collect, the more good our wonderful agency partners can do for the homeless and destitute, children, the elderly, needy families and individuals.

“We urge the generous people of New Jersey to join us in making this holiday season the best ever for neighbors who need a helping hand.”

GNHF raises money during the winter holidays to support local social service agencies that assist people in Essex, Union, Passaic, Hudson, Morris, and Bergen counties. Agencies supported by the Greater Newark Holiday Fund are Catholic Charities/Catholic Community Fund (East Orange); Children’s Aid & Family Services Inc. (Paramus); Family Connections Inc. (Orange); Family Service League (Montclair); Family Service Bureau of Newark (Newark); Jewish Family Service of Metro West (Florham Park); Newark Day Center (Newark); Nutley Family Service Bureau (Nutley); Salvation Army Services (Newark); Urban League of Essex County (Newark); and Youth Consultation Service (Hackensack).

John Neitzel, Senior Vice President, Business Banking for Investors Savings Bank is the Chair for the 2013 campaign, which runs through January 31, 2014.

Donations may be made by calling 866-292-HOPE866-292-HOPE or by clicking the “Donate Now” button on the GNHF website, www.holidayfund.org.

More information on the Fund and its goals is available at www.holidayfund.org. Visitors may donate on line or by calling 1-866-292-HOPE1-866-292-HOPE. There is also a GNHF Facebook page (search for Greater Newark Holiday Fund).