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Generous funding from the Princeton Area Community Foundation, and in collaboration with Housing Initiatives of Princeton Allows Arm In Arm to Help Struggling Community Members

On April 15th, Denise went into labor, and was diagnosed with a severe case of COVID. She and her baby were hospitalized for over a month.   Being diagnosed with, and suffering from, COVID-19 is a nightmare for any person, but for this single mother of three, the impacts were catastrophic. April 15th was Denise's last day of work, where she had been, up to that point, paid a sal...
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Fund for Women and Girls Accelerates Payment of 2019 Multi-Year Grant Award

TRENTON, NJ (May 11, 2020) – The Fund for Women and Girls accelerated payments and removed restrictions of funding for a $75,000 multi-year grant to Arm In Arm in Trenton. These actions allow Arm In Arm to address the most urgent food and nutrition needs in our community resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. Arm In Arm is in the first year of a three-year grant for a mobility mentoring program in...
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ARM IN ARM NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

TRENTON, NJ (December 5, 2019) – Arm In Arm, a leading Mercer County-based nonprofit organization providing essential support for neighbors in need, is proud to announce David R. Fox, Ph.D. has been named its new Executive Director. Dr. Fox, a seasoned nonprofit professional, comes to Arm In Arm with a wealth of knowledge and extensive background meeting the needs of underserved communities...
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GIVE LOCAL: THE CAMPAIGN FOR TRENTON

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 (Bl...
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UNITING FOR FAITH AND FOOD: Princeton University Hosts Annual Interfaith Service and Food Drive

TRENTON, NJ (November 12, 2019) – For seventy years, Princeton has been host to the Community Thanksgiving Worship Service, a tradition open to all members of the community on a day meant to celebrate gratitude and give thanks. Each year, Rev. Alison L. Boden, Ph.D.—Dean of Religious Life and of the Chapel at Princeton University—opens the Service with a welcome. Rev. Boden shares, “This servic...
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YOU MATTER, AND COMMUNITY MATTERS: Arm In Arm Launches New Event Series

TRENTON, NJ (October 15, 2019) – When Arm In Arm’s Community Engagement Coordinator Calder Burgam attended a Census-related event through the Princeton Area Community Foundation (PACF) in July 2019, he was intrigued. The statistics were staggering: Trenton was one of the hardest to count populations in 2010, with just 59% of Census forms returned. With such a poor showing, New Jersey’s last Ce...
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Arm In Arm Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

TRENTON, NJ (July 3, 2019) – Arm In Arm’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the 8th consecutive year Arm In Arm has earned this top distinction—an achievement realized by only 4% of the nonprofits evaluated by Charity Navigator. “Arm In Arm’s ex...
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Trenton Daily: Arm In Arm Hosting Annual Valentines for Food Drive

As we approach February 14th and we go shopping for that perfect gift for that special someone to help celebrate Valentine’s Day, Arm in Arm is helping to spread the love to those in our community in need. Valentine’s for Food is Arm in Arm’s largest annual food drive from February 1st to the 14th. Each year, businesses, community organizations, congregations, and schools across the community p...
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Tackling an oxymoron: Poverty in Princeton

It might seem like an oxymoron: poverty in Princeton. The city is home to one of the world’s most prestigious universities, but the mayor told an NJTV In Your Neighborhood forum that subsidies pay for 10 percent of the housing, and free and reduced lunch goes to 12 percent of public school students. “I think it’s especially challenging to be poor in a place like Princeton when you’r...
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Our Fall Benefit Featured in U.S. 1

US 1 at Fall Benefit
Arm In Arm, the Trenton-based nonprofit organization, raised more than $90,000 at its annual fall benefit in Princeton. The event, “Supporting Economic Mobility: The Bridge to Self-Sufficiency,” featured a cocktail reception and silent auction and convened an expert panel. Event sponsors were Johnson & Johnson, NJM, Accenture, and DiversityInc. Arm In Arm, founded in 1980 as Crisis Mini...
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