MORE THAN EIGHT HUNDRED N.J. CHILDREN GET INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT AT MEADOWLANDS EXPO CENTER
MORE THAN EIGHT HUNDRED N.J. CHILDREN GET INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT
AT MEADOWLANDS EXPO CENTER
NJAA Charitable Fund’s 15th Annual Holiday Party Entertained and Delighted School Children from Underserved Communities throughout North Jersey
MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ, December 19, 2012--On Tues., Dec. 18th, more than 800 children from underserved communities throughout North Jersey enjoyed a winter wonderland at the New Jersey Apartment Association (NJAA) Charitable Fund’s Annual Children’s Holiday Party. NJAA members from throughout the state and students from local high schools volunteered at the event which included thousands of gifts, entertainment, lunch and festive treats.
Since 1998, the NJAA Charitable Fund has hosted more than 15,000 children and given thousands of gifts while entertaining them with dancing, face painting, balloon art and a visit with Santa Claus. This year, toys for the event were collected by more than 70 member companies.
“The smiles on everyone’s faces made it clear that this event is not just special for the kids, it’s meaningful to our members as well,” said Jean Maddalon, executive director for the NJAA. “We start planning this party in March and look forward to it all year.”
Hartz Mountain Industries of Secaucus generously donated the space, lighting and catering. Additional sponsors included Meadowlands Exposition Center, Hatfield, Pepsi, Sysco, White Rose Foods, Acadia Windows & Doors, Comcast, Fieldstone Properties I, LLC, Investors Bank, The Kamson Corporation, P. Cooper Roofing, CORT Furniture Rental and Multi-Housing Depot by ARI.
About The NJAA Charitable Fund
The NJAA Charitable Fund was founded with the mission of using the collective resources of the multi-family housing industry to give back to the community. Through the NJAA Charitable Fund, Inc., NJAA’s members have the opportunity to participate in charitable events and donate their time and resources with generosity in mind. Since 1998, the NJAA has hosted a Holiday Party in December for over 1,000 underprivileged children throughout the state. Members take on the commitment of collecting toys through office and property toy drives and volunteering their time to ensure every child has a day of fun. The goal of the NJAA Charitable Fund is a year round effort made possible by the same members dedicated to providing safe and affordable housing to New Jersey families.
Founded in 1986, the New Jersey Apartment Association (NJAA) is a statewide organization of apartment owners, managers, builders, developers and those involved in allied industries. The Association is designed to advance and protect the welfare of the apartment industry in New Jersey. NJAA represents managers and owners of more than 170,000 rental units throughout the state as rental housing is home to over one-third of all New Jersey families. NJAA also serves its membership’s interest on a national level through its affiliation with the National Apartment Association (NAA). For more information about apartment home living in New Jersey along with NJAA events and activities visit www.njaa.com.