About Us

For 80 Years of Caring in Northern New Jersey

The Greater Newark Holiday Fund was initiated in 1937 by a group of Newark businessmen as a way to ensure that even the most impoverished children in our community would have a gift to open during the holidays.

Today, the Fund is one of the largest of its kind in the United States. We’ve expanded our reach beyond Newark and are making the holidays brighter for individuals and families throughout Essex, Union, Passaic, Hudson, Morris, and Bergen Counties. We couldn’t have made it this far without the generosity of donors like you!

Expanding Our Reach

By partnering with 11 outstanding and diverse social service agencies we are able to maximize the potential of each and every donation. Our yearly holiday campaign raises money for these agencies just when they and the people they help need it the most; at the end of the budget year. Your donation will be financing initiatives that include:

Your Donation Helps to Support

  • Family and Children’s Services
  • Foster Care and Adoption
  • Pre-school Programs
  • Elder Care
  • Parenthood Counseling
  • Nutrition Counseling and Food Donations
  • Support for the Physically and Mentally Challenged
  • Rape Care and Counseling
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Financial Counseling and Direct Assistance

Your generosity has a profound impact on our neighbors in need during the holidays and all year round. Your donation can help turn a cold winter into a season of hope.

Click on the DONATE NOW button above to give on line. You may also donate via phone or by mail.