The Leonia Community Chest is pleased to support Our Community Dinner Table with a donation of $1,500. This new organization was formed in response to the Covid-19 crisis. It provides about 200 dinners a night, Monday thru Thursday, to people in need in the Palisades Park library and it also supports local restaurants from which it purchases its food. The COVID lockdown has hit many workers and families hard, many of whom may not receive governmental assistance. To make a direct donation to Our Community Dinner Table, please visit:
Since 1944, the Leonia Community Chest has sought donations from residents and businesses 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 provided by arts organizations.
Last year, the Community Chest was collected more than $25,000 in donations. The Community Chest relies on ALL its residents to demonstrate care for its neighbors by making contributions.
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 2019 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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