ANDERSON FOUNDATION GIVES AECDC GENEROUS GRANT
For the seventh year in a row, the AECDC has received a grant from the Andersen Corporation Foundation. This Foundation was created in 1941 to “better people’s lives and strengthen communities focusing primarily where Andersen employees live and work.” They assist organizations that serve in the areas of health and safety, affordable housing, education and youth development, human services and civic support. Through the Foundation’s generous grant of $20,000, we will continue to help low income clients in many areas, especially in our health equipment loan, and advocacy programs. We are very grateful for their support.
While extremely generous, this grant covers less than 15% of our annual operating expenses. Collectively, grants from private and government agencies cover approximately 78% of annual expenses. Thus, we depend on donations from individuals like you to cover the remaining cost of providing services to our clients.
AECDC Client Can Now Afford Critical Medical Treatment
One of our clients was a woman on dialysis who was spending $500 a month on medication and doctor visits. She had been trying unsuccessfully to obtain medical insurance. Our program director, Norka Torres, checked her income and discovered that she was eligible for New Jersey Family Care. With Norka’s assistance, the woman was able receive to the insurance within ten days. As a result, the client will be saving $3,200 in medical expenses during the last three months of this year. The client came in to show Norka her new insurance card and stated, “God bless this office!”
AECDC Partners with Middlesex County Youth Corps
We owe many thanks for our relationship with the Middlesex County Youth Corps. Recently, staff and members of the Youth Corps have assisted the Anshe Emeth Community Development Corporation (AECDC) by performing numerous routine and special tasks essential to our operation, freeing up AECDC staff time and saving funds that can then be used to purchase diapers, car seats, medical equipment, etc. for our clients.
The Youth Corps is sponsored by the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development as well as the New Brunswick Board of Education/Adult Learning Center. This program provides education and work experience for youth, ages 16 to 21 who, for whatever reason, have dropped out of high school. For a three month period, the members attend classes and go to various work sites to assist nonprofit organizations with their tasks.
CDC Provides Way to Honor and Remember Others
Looking for a great way to acknowledge or remember friends and family? Why not make a donation to the Anshe Emeth Community Development Corporation? For a donation of $10 or more, we will send a card to a recipient of your choice. Your thoughtful gift can commemorate birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, holidays or just to say thank you to someone. Click here.