Support These Clifton Nonprofits on Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday was founded in 2012 as a simple concept to encourage people to do good. Today, it has become a global movement led by its own nonprofit organization with a mission to unleash to power of "radical generosity" all year and celebrates Giving Tuesday as a day to "unite for a worldwide celebration of generosity."
In Clifton, we can see examples of generosity all around us if we look. We have many longstanding nonprofit and charity organizations that dedicate their time to providing services for our community from feeding the poor, housing the homeless, providing childcare for working families, caring for homeless animals to creating opportunities to engage with the Arts.
Why not consider making a donation on Giving Tuesday to one of these organizations that benefit our Clifton community? All of these groups take donations online.
St. Peter's Haven is a non-sectarian charitable organization founded 35 years ago that feeds the hungry and helps the homeless through its food pantry, shelters an other programs. Donations will be used to expand their food pantry, and will be matched by the Partners for Health Foundation! You can donate to St. Peter's Haven online here.
The Boys and Girls Club of Clifton describes itself as a youth service organization "dedicated to providing kids with a safe, fun place to develop skills essential to their growth as productive citizens." It was founded 35 years ago in 1986 after the consolidation of the Boys Club and Girls Club into one organization and currently services 5,000 families. They are hosting a live event on Giving Tuesday, and are also accepting online donations here.
The Power of One is a public charity committed to alleviating poverty by providing Personal Development, Wellness Workshops and outreach services including food and clothing drives, a mobile food pantry and annual toy drive for needy children. It has served the Clifton community for 10 years, recently partnering with the City of Clifton to help residents displaced after Hurricane Ida with food, clothing and other services. You can donate to The Power of One online here.
The Theater League of Clifton (TLC) is a non-profit organization celebrating 15 years in Clifton that is dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the performing arts through its live performances and an outlet for creative community involvement through its high school scholarship and volunteer programs. During the pandemic, TLC feels its commitment to the arts has been more important than ever by offering quality, family friendly entertainment to boost the spirits of local residents. Donations can be made online through its Facebook fundraiser.
City Green is an urban farm and garden organization working to revitalize urban areas through agriculture & educational programming. They offer resources in support of environmental stewardship, equitable access to healthy food, and the development of ecologically sustainable communities. Their community garden and greening projects create access to fresh produce for residents plus volunteer, work and leadership opportunities for youth. Donations can be made online on the City Green website here.
Friends of the Shelter is the nonprofit organization that helps support the Clifton Animal Shelter doing the important work of finding forever homes for Clifton's cats and dogs while also providing care for these animals at the Shelter. You can donate online to Friends of the Shelter here.
Is there a Clifton nonprofit or charity we missed? Post your favorite Clifton charity on our Community Page and how we can donate!