Northern NJ Community Foundation Awards Grant to Summer Camp for Bereaved Youngsters

Clubs and Organizations

August 20, 2019

From: The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF)

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) announces the award of a $2,000 grant from the NNJCF's The DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund to Atlantic Home Care and Hospice's Camp Clover in Morristown, New Jersey. The NNJCF, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Hackensack, New Jersey concentrates on education, public health, civic engagement, arts, philanthropy, and the environment.

The Fund remembers DeAnna Stark Pasciuto and contributes to qualified charitable organizations for cancer research, families touched by cancer, and scholarships for female student-athletes looking to pursue medical careers. "I chose this organization because it serves children, like my own, whom have lost a parent. It offers them the opportunity to meet and make connections to children in similar circumstances and also brings grieving families together. The camp is completely free for campers and staffed through volunteers. I felt that the camp represents everything the Fund stands for and directly connects with both our mission and my late wife's giving and caring nature," said Michael Pasciuto, husband of the late DeAnna Stark Pasciuto and the Fund's advisor.

Camp Clover is a four-day bereavement camp for children located at Camp Riverbend in Warren, New Jersey. The special camp is supported through donations and offered to youngsters in the first through eighth grades. A supportive place is provided for children who have experienced the loss of a loved one in their lives.

NNJCF Philanthropic Services:

Throughout its 21 year history, Northern New Jersey Community Foundation serves the community and asks, What can we do together that we can't do alone?. The NNJCF offers a comprehensive menu of philanthropic opportunities. Donor-advised funds, tax-saving annuities, and trust options provide donors with flexible, efficient, and tax-effective ways to ensure their charitable giving has maximum impact.

"The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation helps donors connect with issues they care about. These committed, civic-minded donors and their charitable interests are vital to the region and our communities' health and well-being," said Danielle De Laurentis, Associate Director, Northern New Jersey Community Foundation.

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