The Leonia Community Chest initiated its 2020-21 fund drive with a letter to each resident seeking donations for 20 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.
Last year, the Community Chest was pleased to collect nearly $25,000 in donations. As demand for social services grows, especially in response to hardships caused by Covid-19, the Community Chest relies on ALL its residents to care about its neighbors and donate to its campaign. Even modest donations will add up to generous support. Since 1944, the Community Chest has been proud to support neighbors helping neighbors.
To donate by credit card or PayPal, 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 permitted by law.
COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUND
The Leonia Community Chest is pleased to announce the launch of a COVID-19 Emergency Fund. Donations will support organizations that serve populations affected by the virus. Hardships confronting by families, seniors, and others include loss of income which can result in food and housing insecurity and difficulty meeting health and child care expenses. Priority will be given to organizations with limited budgets that face increased demand for services.
The community is invited to donate to help the Community Chest meet the challenges posed by the COVID-19 health crisis. Contributions by credit card can be made here. Please NOTE on the on-line form: “Payment to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund”, otherwise the donation will go to our regular fund. You may also send a check payable to the Leonia Community Chest and send to PO Box 68, Leonia, NJ 07605. Please note “COVID-19 Emergency Fund” in the check’s memo line. Donations are tax-deductible, as permitted by law.
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The Leonia Community Chest was pleased to award its 2020 Community Service Scholarship to Leonia High School senior Christy Choo. This is the 3rd year the Community Chest has presented this award to a high school graduate for activities that help the community. Christy raised awareness about practices to benefit the environment and took actions that demonstrate her passion for the environment. She established, with two of her friends, LHS's Environmental Club. She organized movie nights, panel discussions, and recycling drives while sparking discussions about best environmental habits. She assisted the borough's Environmental Commission in handing out reusable bags and she worked with children to create a mural about climate change for the U.N. Peace Day. The Community Chest offers its best wishes to Christy in her future endeavors and hopes she continues to care for the environment.
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