Lower Valley Presbyterian Church Virtual Giving Fair

December 1 - December 21

In a culture of excess things, gift giving that changes lives

Browse through the organizations below. Visit the Make your Donations page to complete your donation list and the How It Works page for answers to questions you may have.

All of Us or None - Northern NJ

AoUoN-NNJ is a Chapter of a national grassroots, civil, and human rights organization fighting for the rights of formerly- and currently- incarcerated people and our families throughout NJ. We fight against the many forms of felon disenfranchisement and collateral consequences that people face every day because of arrest or conviction. While our efforts are driven by our organization's singular focus, we spread a wide net by investing in a variety of progressive strategies towards strengthening family ties.

America's Grow A Row

Each year, we donate 1.5 million pounds, or 6 million servings, of farm fresh produce to those in need in New Jersey, New York City, and eastern Pennsylvania.

Big Youth Group for ASP

is a mission group that was established in 1992 to travel every summer to central Appalachia to rebuild homes. Currently, BYG is comprised of 6 local churches that share the common goals of volunteering for the Appalachia Service Project (ASP). BYG will be spending a week in July working with ASP to rebuild homes in Virginia. The churches that make up our ever-growing group are Chester Presbyterian Church, First Presbyterian Church of Stillwater, Lower Valley Presbyterian Church, Fairmount Presbyterian, Califon United Methodist, and St. Paul Lutheran of Flemington. ASP is a non-profit home repair ministry that has been helping people for 51 years. ASP's goals are to make homes warmer, safer and drier for families in Central Appalachia, and to allow families, volunteers and staff to grow in their relationships and serve as a community of God's people.

CASA SHaW

CASA SHaW's mission is to provide well-trained, trauma informed volunteers to serve as advocates in court for children living in foster care. Our goal is to ensure that every child served has a safe, permanent home and the resources and services needed to thrive and not just survive adverse childhood experiences. We are committed to educating the community about child abuse and neglect and the needs of foster children while also advocating for the children's best interests.

Dr. Orlie Pell Fund

Is a nonprofit, tax exempt organization dedicated to bridging the gap for Hunterdon County residents who are in immediate need of assistance but who are not eligible for any formal federal or state monies. The Fund was established in 1976 by Dr. Orlie Pell, a longtime resident of the county who spent her life helping others. While help with prescription drug costs is the most requested aid, assistance has been given for appliance repair, food, child care, clothing, medical payments, utilities, and a myriad of other needs. There are no salaries or administrative costs. The Fund depends solely on kind donations from county residents, businesses, churches, and bequests from estates. Recipients are encouraged to donate back to the Fund when possible.

F.O.R.T.E. House

Located in Newark, NJ, Forcing Out Recidivism Through Education (F.O.R.T.E. House) is a referral-based program for justice impacted individuals. F.O.R.T.E. takes meaningful steps to promote inclusiveness, autonomy, accountability, and economic self-sufficiency for our participants. Devising and implementing a supportive housing strategy upon reentry and maintaining strategic partnerships with community institutions, we maintain retention and minimize felon disenfranchisement. Our organization's mission and vision are predicated on the knowledge that education is the most significant catalyst in the rehabilitation of formerly incarcerated individuals. Access to affordable housing and stability upon re-entry is paramount in the realization of our Mission.

Front Line Arts

We connect and build communities through socially engaging arts practices rooted in papermaking and printmaking.

Kasasule Health Centre

The goal of the Newton-Nairobi Partnership (NNP) is to connect U.S. and Kenyan Presbyterians through Christian fellowship and cooperative Mission. Formally established in 1995, the Partnership has been active in making countless connections and driving long-lasting change. The Partnership seeks to expand both American and Kenyan perspectives for each others culture, faith and practices.

Move for Mind Foundation

The mission of The Move for Mind Foundation is to promote awareness, create an open dialogue, and provide philanthropic support for mental health through community events, programming, and partnerships. Move for Mind was founded with the belief that physical health is a key component of mental health, and one cannot exist without the other.

Open Cupboard Food Pantry

Is a private, nonprofit agency serving northern Hunterdon County. All the workers are volunteers. They believe that they have a responsibility to fill the very basic need for food of those in need. The Pantry relies on donations of food and money; it also has a thrift shop that helps provide monetary support. In addition to food, the Pantry provides free delivery to shut-ins and clients without transportation, and it gives referrals to other agencies for clients in need of further assistance.

Outreach Connection

The Outreach Connection is a private, nonprofit organization focused on serving Hunterdon and Warren counties. Our mission is to connect members of the community through volunteerism for the benefit of people (and their pets) in need. Our volunteer based programs are centered on dignity based, compassionate interactions with the more fragile populations in our community. We strive to bridge the gap between assistance programs and those in need of them. We aim to supply those in need with essential goods to assist in their everyday lives whether they are homeless or in home struggling to make ends meet. It is in those spaces that we aim to compassionately interface with, assist, support, and uplift those individuals when they need it most.

Pedals for Progress & Sewing Peace

Is a nonprofit organization that rescues bicycles and sewing machines destined for America's landfills and ships them to underdeveloped countries. The bikes provide affordable, environmentally sound and energy efficient transportation. The sewing machines provide a means of financial independence for women and men struggling to support their families. Both the bikes and sewing machines offer opportunities for those less fortunate to increase their sustainable income in these emerging economies.

REBORN Mental Health

Is a nonprofit organization with a focus on youth suicide prevention, primarily among the age group of 10-24. RMH aims to re-image traditional mental health approaches through social innovation and direct impact initatives such as programs, outreach, and aweareness of mental health with a focus on suicide prevention. Our vision is to create an innovative global movement that influences and inspires today’s under 30 youth to reach out, use our resources, talk to someone, share their story, and look forward to living another day. We believe saving lives requires disruptive new approaches, fearless leadership, and a renewed sense of urgency. Our largest focus is on our app, which will give individuals the ability to find a therapist, life coach, psychiatrist and counselor.

We thank you for your generous support of the Giving Fair and the organizations represented here today. Please note that many gifts are symbolic. As items become fully funded, your gifts will be used to help where the need is greatest within each organization.