The Leonia Community Chest initiated its 2022-2023 fund drive, in the fall, sending letters to all residents seeking donations for 17 amazing non-profit organizations who help fellow Leonians -- young and old and assist local arts. Please visit our webpage to see where your dollars go.
If you haven’t made a donation or would like to make another -- please visit our Donate Page. You may pay by credit card or send a check to P.O. Box 68, Leonia, 07605.
A donation to the Leonia Community Chest is also a meaningful way to honor someone, recognize an achievement, celebrate an occasion, or memorialize someone who has passed away. Please indicate this on the donation you mail to us and we will acknowledge your donation to the person in whose honor or memory it is given.
The Board is grateful and pleased to continue to receive legacy donations.
The Community Chest is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Contributions are tax deductible, as permitted by law.
The Leonia Community Chest was pleased to award its 2022 Community Service Scholarship to Leonia High School senior Nicholas Lien. This is the 5th year the Community Chest has presented this award to a Leonia High School graduate for activities that help our community.
Nick took the personal experience he had of caring for his grandmother, who has Alzheimer’s, into activism and commitment. He got involved with the Alzheimer’s Association’s Greater New Jersey chapter, helping to raise $158,000 over two years. He became chair of its Marketing & Outreach subcommittee.
Nick also expressed his interest in combatting economic inequality by forming an Economics Club at the high school, and together with two members, submitted a paper to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York . It was accepted for publication among the many entries it receives! He also worked on state senator Gordon Johnson’s campaign because of the candidate’s polices on econmic inequality.
We hope you will be inspired as were we by Nick’s words: “I can’t change the past (such as his grandmother’s affliction with Alzheimer’s), so I’ll change what I can: how I approach the future.”
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