During our 2022/23 season we organized collections for several local charities including school supplies for God’s Pantry in Bernardsville, Thanksgiving food for the Morris Interfaith Food Pantry in Morris Plains and Holiday wishlist gifts for JBWS.
We made several loans through the Kiva program. Kiva is an organization that matches donors with recipients of microloans for small businesses around the developing world.
For Mother’s Day 2023, our Creativz group hand-decorated 50 gift bags, which we filled with toiletries, chocolates and succulents for the residents at JBWS (formerly Jersey Battered Women’s Society).
In addition to donating, we enjoyed presentations from two charity speakers during the year. In November, we heard from Nicole Smith, NJ Chapter head of Room to Read, a charity which provides educational materials and teacher training programs to support girls around the world. In January, we were hosted by Heartworks in Bernardsville and enjoyed a presentation about their work from founder Megan McDowell.