Mayor Gusciora, City Nonprofits Launch #GivingTRENTON
TRENTON, NJ (November 15, 2019) — #GivingTRENTON Day builds on #GivingTuesday, a national day of charitable giving celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. #GivingTuesday was launched in the US in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season (Black Friday and Cyber Monday).
Trenton is home to roughly 545 nonprofits, according to IRS records. #GivingTRENTON creates an opportunity to rally our community to recognize and support the many ways nonprofits benefit our city and our neighbors.
“Holiday giving is critical for our nonprofits who provide much-needed services to Trenton families,” Mayor Gusciora said. “Every day they deliver job training, healthcare, emergency shelter and food to Capital City residents.” Read the Mayor’s Proclamation in full here.
Participating nonprofits include members of Trenton Health Team’s Community Advisory Board, such as Arm in Arm, Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, Medina Clinic, Foundation Academies, The Children’s Home Society, Isles, Inc., the Trenton Downtown Association, Meals On Wheels, Children’s Futures, HomeFront, and Trenton Health Team.
“#GivingTRENTON is an incredibly important opportunity for our fellow organizations to come together and recognize the value we each bring to our diverse and vibrant city,” says Nick Valvanis, Arm In Arm Board Chair. He continues, “We know there are many worthy causes in our community. We encourage our neighbors to give generously to Trenton nonprofits this #GivingTuesday. Should we be the lucky recipient of your gift, we thank you for making our mission possible.”
About Arm In Arm
For nearly four decades Mercer County families have turned to Arm In Arm for essential resources like food and financial support. Formerly known as The Crisis Ministry, Arm In Arm was founded in 1980 by leaders of Nassau Presbyterian Church and Trinity Church in Princeton to help community members who were struggling financially. Today twenty staff members and hundreds of volunteers welcome more than 4,000 families to our food pantries, work with 600 at-risk families to prevent or end homelessness, and offer on-the-job training and job search mentoring every year. Arm In Arm believes it takes our whole community to ensure that everyone thrives—and when everyone is thriving, we all benefit. Learn more at www.arminarm.org.