Friday, July 31, 2009
Wanted: Tools for School!
Every August, the Northern New Jersey Business Council (BVC) coordinates a back-to-school supply drive, and then works with partner nonprofit agencies to deliver what’s collected to children throughout the state. The BVC has distributed over $285,000 in school supplies and it’s more than just pencils – everything from backpacks to binders and from composition books to calculators. Please join the BVC effort this year to collect for needy children in Bergen County.
Watch a video about the program on NY1 or click here.
For more information please contact Tess Tomasi at 201-489-9454, ext. 114, or by email at email@example.com.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Companies put the pedal to the metal
Sponsors to date include TD Bank; Amper, Politziner & Mattia; Apax Partners; Esai; Jamis Bicycles; Joel Tanis & Sons; Lakeland Bank; Oritani Bank Charitable Foundation; PNC Bank; Sanzari Companies and Wounded Poodle Productions. Also signed on are Ford Motor Company, Garden State Wiper; Hackensack University Medical Center; Harwood Lloyd; Inserra Supermarkets; Murphy, Miller & Baglieri, LLP; NVE Bank; Prestige Family of Fine Cars; Andrew F. Rubenstein, M.D.; United Water; Withum Smith+Brown. Additional sponsors include Capital One; Doherty Enterprises; Malesardi, Quackenbush, Swift & Company, LLC; Saddle River Valley Bank and Wachovia Bank, N.A.
Proceeds from the Bike Tour benefit Tomorrows Children’s Fund at Hackensack University Medical Center and the Volunteer Center of Bergen County.
“Difficult economic times have really hit these two charities hard,” says Phil Murphy, chairman of the event. “They provide programs and services that help children with cancer, the frail elderly, people with disabilities and families in crisis. These services are in jeopardy, so we encourage community minded sponsors and cyclists to support this fun event.” More than 400 cyclists will ride routes of 10-, 25- or 50-miles through some of northern Bergen County's most scenic areas. There will also be a "Kids Ride" for little ones on big wheels, trikes and training wheels in the parking lot.
To become a sponsor of this stellar event, call Jane He at 201-489-9454, ext. 125.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Time to help the Hungry!
Kid-friendly foods most needed in the summer are: Canned Meat (tuna, chicken, etc.), Canned Vegetables, Macaroni & Cheese, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Cereal (low sugar kids cereal welcome), Dry Milk (e.g. boxed Parmalat), Canned Fruit, and 100% Juice.
If you'd like an organizational packet, which gives step-by-step instructions for organizing and promoting your Brown Bag Buddies campaign, call the Volunteer Center at 201 -489-9454 x 114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Registration is Open for the Bergen Bike Tour!
The Bergen Bike Tour begins and ends at Darlington Park in Mahwah, NJ. Routes of 10, 25, and 50 miles are designed to accommodate riders of every ability, from the beginner to the skilled cycling enthusiast. The Tour begins with breakfast for all the riders. All routes wind through some of Bergen County's most scenic areas and there is a Kids' Fun Ride for children age 8 and under. After the ride, cyclists, their friends and families are invited to enjoy a home-cooked picnic plus a wide array of activities - music, games, clowns, prizes - and a special visit from New Jersey Nets mascot, Sly the Fox! Registered massage therapists will also be on hand to relieve cyclists' tired muscles.
To find out more or to register, visit http://www.bergenbiketour.org/ or call 1-877-BER-BIKE. See you on September 27th!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Are you a volunteer? Do you have skills?
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Wednesday, July 1, 2009
We Want YOU!
While United We Serve is initially 81 days of service, it will grow into a sustained effort to promote service as a way of life for all Americans. In addition to the Volunteer Center website, Serve.gov is a terrific online resource that can help you not only find volunteer opportunities, but also create your own service projects.
*Information taken from Serve.gov.