From a kid-friendly “Touch-a-Truck” event and, more recently, a back-to-school supply drive, the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany is always looking for ways to give back to the community. Earlier this year, they introduce the “Mission Partner Program” for individuals and families or businesses looking to team up with the club’s charitable efforts.
“Through this program, we hope to form a mutually beneficial partnership, so that in return for your financial support, we may offer you more than just a tax deduction,” according to the club.
Now the program is 25 strong and one of the perks of being a Mission Partner is having your name or company name listed on the Mission Partner plaque, which will be displayed in the entrance of the Empire Diner in Parsippany.
“The plaque was just hung,” said Member Frank Cahill. The club also estimated that 100,000 people visit the diner annually.
“One hundred percent of your Mission Partnership contribution will be allocated to one or more of the programs supported by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany,” said the club.
The club’s mission is: “to change the world one child and one community at a time” and the programs sponsored by Kiwanis include: sponsored youth clubs serving 500 students (Key Clubs in both high schools, Builders Clubs in the middle schools, and K-Kids Clubs in elementary schools), Parsippany Day Care Center; Parsippany Library; and numerous other 501(c)3 organizations that serve children and families. In addition to children’s needs, we meet the basic needs of the less fortunate families in our community by providing food and food cards, toiletry items, and blankets by working with the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Community Center. The Club supports state and national organizations that serve the needs of children and their families.
For more information on Greater Parsippany Kiwanis Club visit www.parsippanykiwanis.org.
The following companies and/or individuals were the first to sponsor the new Mission Partner program:
- Empire Diner
- RBA Group
- Johnson & Johnson Esqs.
- Tiffany Electric
- Verde's Resturant
- Par-Troy Funeral Home
- Parsippany Automotive
- Shaffer Steel
- Santiago Chiropractic Assoc
- Wolf Bookkeeping & Tax Service
- Trophy King
- Morris Plains Automotive
- Omland Engineering Associates
- Dr. Lou Lorenzo
- Beline/Hecht Family
- John Chadwick, Steve and Nancy Dickens
- Mayor James Barberio
- Acura of Denville
- AGL Family of Companies
- Mayor Mimi and Howard Letts
- Garofalo & O’Neill
- The Meth Family
- Ronda and Stanley Kron
- Stifel-Michael Mulhaul VP
- Davey and Nancy Willans