At Investors Bank, giving back to the community is not just important to us; it is actually one of corporate tenets. As such, the Investors Foundation was created so that we could provide funds to non-profit organizations in need. This year, one of the many recipients was 1st Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey, which received a grant for $33,000. This installment grant allowed the organization to purchase a specially-equipped van that will provide necessary transportation for the disabled individuals the organization serves.
“The new van provides us with much needed transportation to our day programs, medical appointments, residential programs and daily activities,” stated Basil Parker, Director of Adult Services.
The mission of 1st Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey is to encourage individuals to achieve their highest potential and independence. Today, this organization provides a wide array of services to disabled students and adults of northern New Jersey. Families who have a loved one with cerebral palsy can access resources that specialize in physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Established in 1946, 1st Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey was created by parents of children with cerebral palsy. With strong support from their community and after a capital campaign, the organization moved its headquarters from Newark to its current location in Belleville.
“Investors has been a great supporter of our mission,” said Patrick Colligan, Executive Director.
It’s organizations like these that show us what the community can do to help those in need. We look forward to seeing organizations like 1st Cerebral Palsy grow and continue to provide their services to their local communities.
If you are interested in finding out more about a bank that makes a difference in the community, check us out. When you bank at Investors Bank, you can enroll any personal checking or savings account into a non-profit’s Care2Share program. We then calculate and send quarterly contributions to the non-profit based upon the average monthly balances you maintained in all accounts enrolled in that organization’s program. All it takes is for the non-profit you select to be a participating member of the Investors Care2Share Affinity program. If you know of an organization that could benefit from Care2Share, contact your local branch today to find out how to get them started with Care2Share.