COVID-19: SOMA Family Support Fund

South Orange and Maplewood announce the COVID-19: SOMA Family Support Fund

As we enact precautions to prevent community coronavirus spread, we want to take special steps to support some of our vulnerable families. With our schools closing, children will be home and shouldn’t be in group settings where they may come into contact with COVID-19. Some of our families don’t have the luxury of working from home or hiring in-home childcare while they continue to work. Some of our families have parents who work in the health care sector and so are needed on the front lines to battle this virus. Hourly wage earners who need to stay home with their children and those that now need paid childcare services will soon face harsh economic realities. We have rallied to provide non-perishable food for these families – no surprise in our giving community; we are creating this fund to also provide financial support.

With your help, we will be providing vulnerable families here in South Orange and Maplewood with financial assistance as we navigate this uncertain and evolving situation. A donation of any amount is greatly appreciated. 

To help us get the word out, please share this link to your contacts and social media venues.

COVID-19: Family Support Fund is a joint initiative undertaken by South Orange Village and Maplewood Township and administered by The Parenting Center of SOMSD. A special thanks to Rent Party  for their partnership in providing logistical assistance in launching an online fundraiser.

Thank you Sheena Collum, Frank McGehee , Greg Lembrich, Karen Weiland, and Chris Dickson, for rallying our community to support our vulnerable families!

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  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 5 hrs
  • Laura Porter 
    • $75 
    • 21 hrs
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 2 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $75 
    • 2 d
  • Leila Sulivan 
    • $90 
    • 3 d
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Fundraising team: South Orange and Maplewood (5)

Donna Coallier 
Organizer
South Orange, NJ
Rent Party Pantry, Inc. 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are 100% tax deductible.
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Frank McGehee 
Team member
Greg Lembrich 
Team member
Sheena Collum 
Team member
SOMSD Parenting Center 
Team member
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