Our Best Work Is Done In and Out of the Office
Supporting the communities we're privileged to serve is one of our strongest beliefs. We encourage our employees to get involved in the places where they live, work, and play, because relationships matter. We are pleased to volunteer our time and resources to the nonprofits that lift up the areas we serve.
While these efforts have been largely restricted during the COVID-19 pandemic, our employees have engaged with the non-profit community in unique and special ways, including:
- Sending virtual Valentine's Day greetings to hospitalized children
- Transcribing historical documents
- Participating in a remote Workplace Mentoring Program with local high school students
- Reading to K–8 students for Read Across America Day
- Planting seasonal flowers at a local community organization
- Sending holiday greeting cards to Veterans, service members, and their families
- Donating holiday gift cards to families in need
- Creating an employee thank you video for frontline hospital workers
Learn more about our community activities below:
Fairfield Theatre Company (CT)
NJM’s Corporate Giving program supports a variety of arts & culture-related, non-profit organizations within its service footprint. Our newest partner, 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 Food Bank (OH)
NJM is proud to support the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank in Northeast Ohio. Founded in 1982, the Food Bank provides food and other essential items to thousands of individuals, children and seniors through its network of nearly 600 hunger-relief partners. In 2021, NJM served as a title sponsor of the organization's 9th Annual Selfless Elf 5K.
Support of hunger relief organizations has been an area of focus for our Corporate Giving efforts.
Volunteering at HomeFront's Camp Mercer
NJM volunteers serve lunch and coordinate activities at HomeFront's Camp Mercer, a program for children whose families are homeless or are in danger of losing their homes.
Teaming up with the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House
NJM is a co-sponsor of the Adopt-A-Room initiative at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, 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.
Serving Meals at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK)
NJM employees serve lunch at TASK, which feeds the hungry in the Trenton area and offers programs to encourage self-sufficiency.
Supporting Junior Achievement of NJ
For more than 10 years, NJM volunteers have been engaging with elementary and high school students to foster entrepreneurship, career readiness, and financial literacy skills.
Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity
NJM employees help build safe, affordable homes with Habitat for Humanity.
Walking to Benefit the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society
NJM employees, retirees, family members, and friends participate annually in these walks while helping to fundraise for the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society.
Pitching In for Special Olympics (CT, NJ, OH, & PA)
NJM holds Family Night outings at both the Trenton Thunder and Somerset Patriots stadiums that help to raise funds for Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ). NJM employees have also volunteered as team coaches and accompanied SONJ competitors during the Parade of Athletes at the Summer Games Opening Ceremonies.
In support of NJM's regional expansion, new partnerships have been established with statewide Special Olympics organizations in Connecticut, Ohio, and Pennsylvania to support events and athletic competitions.
Supporting the Natural History Hall at the NJ State Museum
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.
Donating to the Times-Kiwanis Camp Fund
NJM supports this fund annually by donating $100 for every year the fund has been in existence. The Camp Fund helps pay tuition for children who may not otherwise be able to attend summer camp.
Channel 3 Kids Camp (CT)
NJM supports the Channel 3 Kids Camp, which, like NJM, was founded more than a century ago. Located in Andover, CT, the Camp offers year-round educational and recreational programs to youth and families throughout Connecticut. It fosters a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and welcomes campers from underserved communities through a financial assistance program.