Tomorrow's Children Fund
On Friday, August 4th CJCC held their annual Rick Shanahan Memorial Benefit Drive for Tomorrows Children’s Fund. As in past years, we gathered together in front of the Somerset County Court House in downtown Somerville displaying our Corvettes to help raise money for this worthwhile cause. This year our annual fund drive was done in memory of long-time member Bill Clarkson who past away in March of this year. Bill was a long time supported of Tomorrows Children’s Fund.
The Tomorrows Children’s Fund was founded by a group of committed parents to help their children and others like them with cancer and serious blood disorders. With the help of friends like the Central Jersey Corvette Club, today, TCF provides a warm, healthy and loving environment for children in treatment; a full scope of services to relieve families’ emotional and financial stress; the very best possible medical care; and funding for research on these diseases. All of which confirms the belief that through hope, hard work and heartfelt generosity, extraordinary things are possible.
To help kick off this fundraiser, club member John Gendelman generously donated a Luxury Box for 30 lucky winners at the Patriot's Ball Park. The chance to win a seat at the Patriot's Luxury Box was used as a way to encourage our members to be extra generous with their donations this year. Members who donated $100.00 or more were entered into a drawing and the first 30 names pulled were eligible to attend the Patriot's game on August 11th. Those that attended the game had a great time socializing and watching the game including the fireworks display afterwards. A huge thank you to John Gendelman for making this such a wonderful evening!
The culmination of all this netted a total of $4,170 in contributions raised for TCF. On September 15, Rich Bonfanti, John Gendelman, Mike Woskey and Bruce Cenicola delivered all the checks to TCF. They were completely overwhelmed by the generosity of the CJCC member’s support. A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to all the members of CJCC who donated this year to this worthy cause!
Raritan Food Bank
Somerset County Food Bank
Saint Peter's Foundation
At our November 2021 meeting the Donation money collected by the CJCC Membership was given to Emily L., Saint Peters Children Hospital, Foundation Director.
Somerville American Legion Post
At our February 25, 2019 Club meeting CJCC's President, Chris V. and Treasurer Ray M. presented a donation check on behalf of the Club to the officers of the Somerville American Legion Post.