Our Corefire team feels so blessed to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. While we know it’s important to express gratitude, we think the best way is to show it through our actions. There are many less fortunate people in our communities who could use support every day of the year, not just during the holiday season. In the spirit of the holiday season (or perhaps as a belated gift), please consider a donation in a loved one’s name to one of our favorite local charities.
The Arc of Essex County provides comprehensive services and support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, ensuring a lifetime of achievement with dignity and full partnership in the community. Since 1948, The Arc has provided resources to over 1500 individuals and their families, enriching their lives through innovative programs. Not only are monetary donations welcome, but you can volunteer your time or help in many other ways.
The Montclair Township Animal Shelter provides shelter and adoptive services for stray animals and pets whose owners are unable to care for them. The shelter not only cares for abandoned and abused animals in the community, but promotes owner responsibility through programs and education. The donation of many products (including dog/cat food, cleaning supplies, and animal toys) is always welcome to keep the shelter running smoothly during the holiday season.
For over 50 years, the Department for People with Disabilities has been supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Bergen County. The DPD operates 10 group homes, 2 supervised apartments, a vocational day program and provides services for residents living in Northern NJ. There are over 8,000 people with disabilities waiting to get help through the DPD. Your donation is crucial with helping them to expand their programs.
A donation to StrongMom will directly benefit a local Ridgewood family. Kerrie Prettitore, a mother of 3, is battling for her life after a single chemotherapy treatment due to a previously undiagnosed genetic disorder called DPD deficiency. DPD is an enzyme that helps the body process chemotherapy treatment; without it, chemotherapy chemicals are incredible toxic. StrongMom strives to spread the word about DPD deficiency for people who are about to undergo chemotherapy treatment. Your generosity and support will help this wonderful family with out-of-pocket medical expenses as well as daily living costs.
Giving back feels so good, even better then a Corefire workout! From our family to yours, happy and healthy holidays and New Year!