As an all-volunteer organization, the Leonia Community Chest provides transparency regarding our grants through a public "Agency Night”. The community is welcome to come at 7PM for light refreshments and an informal reception. Presentations begin at 7:30PM. Agency Night is held at the United Methodist church located at 396 Broad Avenue, in Leonia.
Organizations who receive our grants, and those who wish to, will present information on how Leonians make use of their services, what challenges they face, and what successes they have had. Some face large public budget cuts and most serve growing populations who rely on their services to provide food, mental health, physical well-being. To see the 19 organizations who have received our grants in the past two years, please visit our “About Us” page.
The Leonia Community Chest initiated its 2019-20 fund drive with a letter to each resident seeking donations for local organizations who provide services to those in need: the young, elderly, needy, hungry and the emotionally or physically ill. The Community Chest also supports community-building activities such as those provided by arts organizations. Since 1944, the Leonia Community Chest has been proud to support neighbors helping neighbors.
Last year, the Community Chest was pleased collect more than $25,000 in donations. The Community Chest relies on ALL of its residents to care about its neighbors and donate to our campaign. Even modest donations from all of our residents, will add up to a generous amount.
To donate by credit card, please visit our Donate Page. Or send donations to P.O. Box 68. The Community Chest is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Contributions are tax deductible as allowable by law.
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The Leonia Community Chest was pleased to award its Community Service scholarship to Leonia High School senior Cole Kutner. This is the 2nd year the Community Chest has presented this award to a high school graduate for activities that help people. Cole served as an American Youth Soccer referee for seven years, giving hours to officiating indoor and outdoor soccer games. He also volunteered at St. John's Roman Catholic church's food pantry. Cole says that "volunteering never felt like an annoying task". Cole will be attending Montclair State College in September. The Community Chest offers its best wishes to Cole in his future endeavors and hopes that volunteering remains a part of his life.
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