Northern NJ Community Foundation Awards Grant to CancerCare for Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp

A grant to CancerCare will benefit the Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp

(Hackensack, New Jersey; May 23, 2022) — The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s (NNJCF) The DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund continued its support of organizations providing services to help children dealing with the loss of a loved one from cancer.  The NNJCF awarded a grant of $3,000 to CancerCare of Paramus to be used for the Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania.

Based in Hackensack, New Jersey, the NNJCF, a not-for-profit foundation, focuses its work on the arts, civic engagement, education, the environment, philanthropy, and public health.  The NNJCF’s DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund contributes to qualified charitable organizations for cancer research, families touched by cancer, and scholarships for female student-athletes looking to pursue medical careers.

CancerCare’s Healing Hearts Bereavement Camp

Founded in 1944, CancerCare provides free, professional support services and information nationwide to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer.  The organization’s services include case management, counseling and support groups over the phone, online and in-person, educational workshops, publications and financial and co-payment assistance.

CancerCare’s Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp brings together families with children ages four and older experiencing the loss of a loved one to cancer in the past two years for a weekend retreat.  The camp provides a range of activities, such as art projects, support groups, memory events and music.  The camp is made available to families completely free-of-charge.  Contact CancerCare to learn more about their services and plans for this year’s camp at 201-444-6630, 800-813-HOPE, or njinfo@cancercare.org.

NNJCF’s Philanthropic Services

For 24 years, the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation has served northern New Jersey bringing people and organizations together to address pressing issues and needs in the region.  With a comprehensive menu of philanthropic opportunities, the NNJCF provides donors with flexible, efficient, and tax-effective ways to ensure their charitable giving has maximum impact through various types of funds, tax-saving annuities, and trust options.

“Community foundations like the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation have expertise in both helping donors grow their charitable assets over time and guiding grant-making to organizations that satisfy their charitable aims.  One mechanism, the donor-advised fund, is essentially a type of savings account for charitable giving.  This type of fund provides an easy way to play an active role in giving back to the community, while also addressing issues meaningful to the donor,” said Danielle De Laurentis, Associate Director, Northern New Jersey Community Foundation.

About NNJCF
Founded in 1998, the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Hackensack, New Jersey, focuses primarily on the arts, civic engagement, education, the environment, philanthropy, and public health.  The NNJCF works with local governments, school districts, businesses, non-profit organizations, and citizen groups in Northern New Jersey to improve community life.  The Foundation’s partners identify and resolve regional problems and opportunities by talking and learning from each other and sharing ideas, best practices, services, and resources.

For more information, visit www.nnjcf.org, send an email to nnjcf@nnjcf.org, or call (201) 568-5608.  Follow the NNJCF on Facebook at Northern NJ Community Foundation/ArtsBergen, Instagram at nnjcf_artsbergen, LinkedIn, Twitter @NNJCF and YouTube.

DeAnna Stark Pasciuto with her family
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