'Day of Action'
Scores of volunteers helped 15 nonprofit agencies throughout Ocean County, including Long Beach Township's St. Francis Center, during United Way of Ocean County's annual "Day of Action" on June 21 and 26.
UWOC's partner agencies identified projects for which they needed help, ranging from painting, landscaping and planting flowers, to building picnic tables.
Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties is seeking monetary donations and non-perishable food to restock its pantry, following heavy usage during the recent storm and power outage. The agency operates the pantry weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Non-perishable food can be dropped at any Cape Bank branch throughout Atlantic County or to JFS at 607 N. Jerome Ave. in Margate. Call 609-822-1108 or visit jfsatlantic.org
ACCC scholarship campaign
More than 100 guests gathered at the Avalon Yacht Club June 14 for Atlantic Cape Community College's second Panorama of Possibilities, hosted by Dr. Sandra Harmon-Weiss and Dr. Richard Weiss of Avalon, to inform potential donors about Atlantic Cape's capital and scholarship campaign.
Since September 2009, Atlantic Cape and the Foundation have raised more than $1.8 million of the $2.5 million goal in the college's first capital campaign, according to the college. Contact Maria Kellett, of Wildwood, director of major gifts at 609-463-3670 or visit atlantic.edu/create-opportunity
RSFA raises $110,000
The Richard Simon Center for Alzheimer's recently changed its name to The Richard Simon Foundation for Alzheimer's, a spokesperson said recently, and raised $110,000 in its sixth annual golf tournament at Linwood Country Club.
RSFA provides support to those affected by Alzheimer's and related dementia disorders, a spokesperson said. It was formed several years ago as a memorial to Richard Simon, a businessman and philanthropist, and began as a collaborative effort with Seashore Gardens Living Center in Galloway Township.
Since January it has become independent, and now has an office in Northfield. Call 609-641-4772 or email
Drive for Kids fundraiser
Atlantic Chrysler-Jeep helped to raise $1,310 for Mullica Township Elementary School with Chrysler brand's Drive for the Kids program June 8, in conjunction with the school's carnival event.
More than 100 participants earned a $10 contribution to the school from Chrysler by taking a test drive in a Town & Country minivan. Atlantic Chrysler-Jeep supplied the vehicles, and volunteers from the dealership were on hand to assist in the fundraising drives.
Funding for AIDS Alliance
The New Jersey Department of Health's Division of HIV/AIDS, STD and TB Services has awarded a total of $678,529 in competitive grant funding to South Jersey AIDS Alliance, to support its care and treatment support programs in Atlantic and Cape May Counties, and new HIV prevention initiatives in Camden City and Vineland, for fiscal year 2012 – 2013.
For more information, call 856-293- 7335 or visit sjaids.org