People Who Give Back

Community

We Support the Communities We Are Privileged to Serve

We encourage our employees to get involved in the places where they live, work, and play, because helping the community matters. We are pleased to volunteer our time and provide resources to support the nonprofits that lift up the areas we serve.

Learn more about our community involvement below:

HomeFront (NJ)

NJM volunteers serve lunch and coordinate activities at HomeFront’s Camp Mercer, a summer program for children whose families are homeless or are in danger of losing their homes.

You can also find our volunteers in costume distributing treats at the annual Halloween 5K.

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) (MD)

RMHC Maryland, the only Ronald McDonald House in the state, has provided a caring home-away-from-home for seriously ill and injured children and their families for over 40 years. In 2019, RMHC moved into an expanded facility with a community feel. Approximately 2,400 families are impacted annually through various programs and services, including the Big Hug Shuttle Bus. In the summer of 2022, our Corporate Giving Department had the opportunity to tour the House, visit program areas, and meet the staff.

NJM is proud to sponsor the organization’s Annual HamburGala and donate to the House Meals Program.

Quilts That Care (CT)

Since 2012, Quilts That Care in New Haven County, Connecticut, has provided more than 5,700 hand-made quilts to cancer patients — bringing hope and comfort at a time when it is needed most.

The nonprofit, founded and led by Deborah Van Steenbergen, distributes quilts through partnerships with 17 facilities devoted to cancer care. A dedicated group of more than 65 volunteers makes this work possible. NJM is pleased to be among the organization’s supporters.

Fairfield Theatre Company (CT)

NJM’s Corporate Giving program supports a variety of arts & culture-related nonprofits within its service footprint. The Fairfield Theatre Company (FTC) in Connecticut is recognized as a premiere performing arts venue in the state with more than 200 annual events. The FTC also operates an Education Center and offers children’s programming, including the Saturday Morning Kids Program, which provides free music lessons to underserved children.

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank (OH)

NJM is proud to support the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank in Northeast Ohio. Founded in 1982, the Foodbank provides food and other essential items to thousands of individuals, including children and seniors, through its network of nearly 600 food pantries, hot meal sites, shelters, children and senior programs and other hunger-relief programs in eight counties. NJM has served as title sponsor of the organization’s annual Selfless Elf 5K.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region

NJM is a co-sponsor of the Adopt-A-Room initiative at Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region, which provides comfort and hope to families with seriously ill children. In addition, NJM has donated tickets to professional sporting events, and employee groups have volunteered for the Meals-To-Go program for families staying at the House.

Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) (NJ)

NJM employees serve lunch at TASK, a leading hunger prevention agency in Mercer County.

Junior Achievement (NJ, PA)

NJM volunteers are involved in various JA of New Jersey and JA of Southeastern Pennsylvania hands-on learning experiences with elementary and high school students to foster entrepreneurship, career readiness, and money management skills.

Habitat for Humanity (NJ)

NJM employees don hard hats and wear gloves to help build safe, affordable homes with Habitat for Humanity.

The American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society

NJM employees, retirees, family members, and friends participate annually in charity walks while helping to fundraise for the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society.

Special Olympics

Family Nights and Summer Games (NJ)
NJM holds Family Night outings at the Trenton Thunder and Somerset Patriots baseball stadiums helping raise funds for Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ). NJM employees also volunteer at events, are coaches, and accompany SONJ athletes during the Parade of Athletes at the annual Summer Games Opening Ceremony.

NJ State Museum Natural History Hall

NJM is a major supporter of the New Jersey State Museum’s "Written in the Rocks: Fossil Tales of New Jersey" exhibition, which looks back 3.5 billion years to explore the geology of New Jersey, and the progression of life, from the oldest fossils up through the Ice Age.

The Times-Kiwanis Camp Fund (NJ)

NJM supports this Fund annually by donating $100 for every year of the 65 plus years it has been in existence. The Camp Fund helps pay tuition for deserving youth from the Greater Trenton Area to attend summer camp.

Manna Food Center (MD)

We are pleased to support Manna Food Center, a centralized food distribution and nutrition education center in Montgomery County, Maryland. Founded in 1983, the organization supports approximately 45,000 clients annually with more than 5 million pounds of food and other support services, such as application assistance with the Federal S.N.A.P. (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program), cooking demonstrations, and nutritional and wellness workshops.

Our financial support has benefited Manna’s Farm to Food Bank Program, which provides fresh produce from local farmers to clients, and the organization’s Pop-Up Pantry, a mobile pantry which brings local food products to area schools and community groups.

Give an Hour (MD)

For nearly two decades, Give an Hour, a national organization that serves Montgomery County, MD, has been connecting individuals in need with a wide range of mental health services, educational resources, and mental wellness programs. A new Corporate Giving partner in 2023, NJM is pleased to contribute toward community mental health services offered by the organization.

Literacy Pittsburgh (PA)

Founded in 1982, Literacy Pittsburgh is the largest non-profit organization offering free adult education in the state of Pennsylvania, serving nearly 4,000 clients each year. NJM’s support of the organization is directed to the College and Career Readiness and Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring programs. College and Career Readiness helps adults boost reading, writing, and math skills, earn a GED credential, and transition to careers. Oasis pairs volunteers, age 50 or older, with children in five Pittsburgh-area high-needs school districts to help these youth read at grade level.

Pacific House (CT)

NJM’s Corporate Giving Program proudly stands alongside dedicated organizations across the Mid-Atlantic region, including Pacific House in Stamford, CT. Pacific House has been a steadfast pillar in the community for nearly four decades, responding to the diverse needs of those facing homelessness. As enthusiastic sponsors of the Annual Fall Gala, we are honored to contribute funding that helps propel Pacific House’s unwavering mission to prevent and end homelessness. Together, we are making strides toward a brighter, more secure future for individuals and families in need.

Buckeye Ranch (OH)

Established in 1961, the Buckeye Ranch is one of Ohio’s leading providers of emotional, behavioral, and mental health services for children and families. The Buckeye Ranch provides integral community services in Central and Southwestern Ohio focused on one mission: restoring hope and providing healing for the children, youth, and families they serve.

As part of that mission, the organization runs an annual Hope for the Holidays Program. The Program matches wish lists from clients and families served in residential and community-based programs to funding from contributors, including NJM. Through this partnership, we are pleased to brighten the holiday season and join The Buckeye Ranch in their mission of raising hope during the holidays.

APPLES for Children (MD)

For more than thirty years, APPLES for Children has served as an alliance in the early childhood community in the Western Maryland counties of Garrett, Allegany, and Washington. A childcare resource and referral agency — APPLES for Children is a leader and convener in this space — bringing families, providers, children, and community partners together to ensure that children have access to high quality, affordable early learning, and school-age opportunities. As a new Corporate Partner, NJM is delighted to support the impactful and nurturing work of the organization.

STEM Coding Lab (PA)

STEM Coding Lab provides computer science and related education to K-8 students in Allegheny County in Western Pennsylvania. The organization engages with an extensive list of schools and other partners to deliver upwards of 120 computer classes per week, teaching technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills to approximately 4,000 youths in 2023. NJM has provided financial resources to help equip a technology learning space at an under-resourced school in the Pittsburgh area.

In the fall of 2023, members of our Corporate Giving Department had the opportunity to meet with Executive Director Casey Mindlin at the organization’s offices where they received key updates on the non-profit’s recent expansion and vision.