PARSIPPANY — Spencer Savings Bank participated in Jersey Cares’ Coat Drive from September 22 through November 16 to help distribute coats this upcoming winter season to residents in need. The bank collected new and “gently used” winter coats for all ages, and altogether collected over 400 coats for the cause. This is the first time Spencer Savings Bank has partnered with Jersey Cares. Spencer Savings Bank is located at 1699 Littleton Road.
“We are very excited to be partnering up with a new organization and one that does such great work.” said Janel Bazih, Vice President and Marketing Manager of Spencer Savings Bank. “Coats are expensive and not all families are able to afford them, so we are thankful for the generous amount of donations from our customers and employees.”
Established in 1993, Jersey Cares is a nonprofit organization whose focus is to increase civic engagement in New Jersey by coordinating volunteer opportunities to address community-identified needs. The organization provides hundreds of volunteer opportunities, ranging from tutoring children to painting new murals in schools, along with the Coat Drive. This year marks the 22nd Annual Jersey Cares Coat Drive. Last year, Jersey Cares collected and distributed over 30,000 coats throughout the state of New Jersey, and the plan is to exceed that number this year.
Spencer Savings Bank, a community bank headquartered in Elmwood Park, has been serving its local communities with integrity and pride for more than 75 years. The bank, serving consumers and businesses, operates 21 branches throughout New Jersey. For more information click here.
Jersey Cares, a nonprofit organization, expands meaningful volunteer engagement by creating and managing efficient, impactful projects to address critical community-identified needs. The organization partners with local nonprofits and implements volunteer projects to meet these needs. Individuals, families, corporate employees, and community groups are provided with a wide variety of volunteer opportunities that range from tutoring children to painting new murals in schools. Through the annual Coat Drive, Jersey Cares has collected, sorted, and distributed more than 500,000 coats for New Jersey residents over the past 21 years. Jersey Cares is an affiliate of the Hands on Network, an innovative alliance of volunteer catalysts throughout the world. For more information click here.