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OritaniBank Charitable Foundation Awards Family Promise of Bergen County with $20,000 Grant

Posted on 1/26/2017 by

Township of Washington, N.J. (May 25, 2016) – The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation recently awarded $20,000 to Family Promise of Bergen County, a non-profit organization located in Ridgewood, NJ. Its current mission is to provide services and shelter to working homeless families; with the goal to assist working homeless families to become self-sufficient.

OritaniBank Charitable Foundation Awards Family Promise of Bergen County with $20,000 Grant

Township of Washington, N.J. (May 25, 2016) – The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation recently awarded $20,000 to Family Promise of Bergen County, a non-profit organization located in Ridgewood, NJ. Its current mission is to provide services and shelter to working homeless families; with the goal to assist working homeless families to become self-sufficient.

Specifically, the grant will benefit Family Promise of Bergen County’s, Camp Lots-of-Fun, a two-week camp that helps homeless children heal and enjoy their childhood. The day camp will be held in August for about 30 Bergen County children who have experienced homeless or who are currently homeless. The camp includes activities to help build campers’ confidence and self-esteem in a safe and loving environment.

“No child should be excluded from a fun-filled summer,” said Kevin J. Lynch, President of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation and Chairman, President and CEO of Oritani Bank. “Homeless families are a growing problem in New Jersey. We are proud to support Camp Lots-of-Fun’s mission to provide homeless children of Bergen County a memorable and safe summer,” he continued.

“We are grateful for Oritani Bank’s grant to help support our summer program,” said Jane He, Director of Development of Family Promise of Bergen County. “Homelessness can rob children of their childhood, but Camp Lots-of-Fun helps 25-30 young campers, from ages 5 through 12. This grant will help us bring all of our campers a special experience.”

Family Promise is the only organization in Bergen County that provides shelter and services to families who are working, have dependent children and are experiencing homelessness. 100% of the families served are homeless and of low to extremely low income, and live in or near Bergen County, NJ. 2.5 million children experience homelessness in the U.S. each year and in Bergen County, 10% of children live in poverty. Of the approximately 80 people (about 26 families) that Family Promise currently serves, 50% are young children.

About Family Promise of Bergen County:
Family Promise of Bergen County is a 501 (c) (3) organization. The mission of Family Promise of Bergen County is to provide hospitality to people who are homeless and to keep families together in times of crisis, shepherding them through temporary periods of homelessness by helping them create an achievable vision and develop a strong foundation to self-sufficiency. For more information please visit: www.bergenfamilypromise.org/bfp/

Camp Lots-of Fun can still use financial contributions to help support activities, transportation and operating expenses of the camp. For more information or to make a donation to Camp Lots-of-Fun, please call 201-833-8009.

About OritaniBank Charitable Foundation:
Oritani Bank established the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation in 2007 to assist not-for-profit organizations that help to improve the quality of life for area residents, especially those members of its communities most in need. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated more than $5 million to local charitable organizations, primarily in support of education, health and human services, youth programs and affordable housing.

About Oritani Bank:
Oritani Bank is a 105-year-old community bank with more than $3.5 billion in assets, based in the Township of Washington, New Jersey. The Bank has 26 branches throughout Bergen, Hudson, Passaic & Essex Counties. Oritani Bank is a publicly held company trading on the NASDAQ with the trading symbol “ORIT.” Oritani Bank offers a full line of deposit and loan services to both retail and commercial customers. For more information, call 888-ORITANI, or visit its website, www.oritani.com.

 

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