HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Montgomery Charity Basis annual Kidsgiving occasion raised over $19,000 for Steps-Collectively, a Hillsborough non-profit that helps households in Somerset County dealing with medical crises like childhood most cancers and the meals pantries in Hillsborough and Montgomery.
Kidsgiving is MCF’s flagship occasion, held as a socially-distanced drive-by occasion Dec. 6 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Every year the inspiration selects a neighborhood nonprofit to be the recipients of the occasion’s fundraising efforts. Steps-Collectively was based by Courtney Newman; $14,000 in money, presents, and reward playing cards have been collected to satisfy the Steps-Collectively households’ vacation want lists.
Because of the present state of affairs of meals insecurity and dire wants of the world meals banks, MCF volunteers determined to not solely accumulate presents however to additionally help the native meals pantries with a meals drive. In all, over 1,000 meals gadgets have been collected by residents and native scout troops totaling over $5,000. The donations have been delivered to the Montgomery and Hillsborough meals pantries the next day.
Kidsgiving was established as an annual occasion with the intent to supply a possibility for the youngsters in the area people to provide again to different youngsters who’re in want. Over two dozen native companies and the Montgomery lecturers union (MTEA) partnered with Montgomery Charity Basis to sponsor this 12 months’s occasion which included a go to from Santa Claus and the Elf on the Shelf.
Roughly 100 vehicles took half within the 2-hour drive-by occasion dropping their donations off whereas the MCF board members handed out goodie baggage and performed vacation favorites. This was MCF’s most profitable Kidsgiving occasion.
Montgomery Charity Basis is a registered 501c3 whose aim is to help the area people. Board members embody: Meghna Pabbhati, Rupal Shah, Marisa Narula, Hetal Soni, Ankita Patel, Raina Rauf, and Samira Ghani. To study extra or donate to the charity, please go to their web site www.montgomerycharityfoundation.org.