Success Stories

Dear Eric,

On behalf of Life Ties, I would like to express our sincere gratitude for The Rotary Club of Princeton Corridor's-recent donation holiday gifts and an appearance by Santa at our Annual Holiday Celebration on December 21, 2017. It is your valued commitment in helping our most-vulnerable youth that inspires us the most, so your support is deeply appreciated.

For 35 years, LifeTies a non-profit organization, has advanced its mission of nurturing wellness and self-sufficiency in youth and young adults. Through our four programs: Rainbow House, group home for chronically ill youth, pregnant youth or young parenting youth and their babies; Triad House, group home for abused and neglected or homeless youth; T.I.L.T. (Teen Independent Living Training), mentoring program; and Mary's Place, permanent supportive housing program for aging out youth, we have seen many lives changed for the better.

Life Ties' goal is to make a difference in the lives of youth. With your generous contribution, we'll be able to continue fulfilling that mission.

Thank you again for all your support.

Sincerely,
Lori Morris, Ph.D .
Executive Director
LifeTies, Inc.

Dear Princeton Corridor Rotary Club,

Thank you for your recent donation of $2,000.00 to be used for transportation, received on 4/23/18. Your gift will help empower teens and younger children through the challenge of circus arts.

This letter confirms that no goods or services were provided in exchange for your gift.

Sincerely,
Zoe Brookes
Executive Director

Dear Mr. Deangelis,

On behalf of everyone at Eden Autism, I thank you for your recent donation in support of supplies for the Eden Autism Ornament Project. Eden's good work is carried out by our teachers and direct care professionals. And it is ensured by generous and caring community donors like you.

Our mission, to improve the lives of people with autism one individual at a time, one family at a time, one community at a time, is a labor of love among parents, staff, the Eden board, and the community that supports us. For your role in advancing this mission and making it possible for Eden to serve our participants and their families, I offer my heartfelt thanks.

Yours Truly,
Melinda Gorny McAleer
Chief Development Officer

Dear Princeton Corridor:

On behalf of our staff and the 2,600 kids we serve each year, thank you for your recent gift of $1250 in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County's Run for Club Kids.

We were amazed with the response from people like you who so generously stepped up to support your favorite runner or your favorite team. We are elated to share great news - we raised over $160,000 for this event, crushing our original goal of $100,000!

Your support enables the Boys & Girls Clubs to provide a sense of belonging to 1,000 kids who participate in our programs every day. Your generous gift helps youths to stay focused, keep up with their studies, and find positive things to do during the critical after-school hours. We are excited to now have the resources needed to increase our financial literacy and entrepreneurship curriculum for all ages, and to launch a number of new career pathways for our tween and teens in the coming months. We will keep you updated on our progress with these new initiatives.

Thanks again for helping us provide hope and opportunity to more than 2,600 youth in our community each year. We hope you will continue to support our Club Kids and hope you will participate in next year's Run for Club Kids!

Sincerely,
David E. Anderson
President and CEO

Dear Rotary Club of the Princeton Corridor,

This week you helped show our community why Grief is Good! Thanks to your help, a family who just experienced the loss of a spouse, a child, or a sibling is able to attend Good Grief. No longer isolated in their grief, this family now has a caring and supportive community to turn to during this overwhelming time. They will join hundreds of other kids participating in healthy and positive activities ranging from Nights of Support, Family Fun Days, Good Grief educational workshops, and other enrichment programs all while being surrounded by other Good Grief families.

Thank you for your thoughtful gift of $1,000 to Good Grief's Annual Giving campaign. Your support helps ensure children and families coping with loss, such as Will, Isabelle, and Jennifer, learn to thrive.

As you know, Good Grief is committed to providing grieving children and families with compassion, support, and community free of charge for as long as they need us. Good Grief is also heavily investing in community outreach and education throughout the state of New Jersey.

Because of you, Grief is Good for people coping with the death of a loved one in our community. Your gift helps make it possible for Good Grief to exist. All gifts help to safeguard the current and future of excellence in our programs and services, and improve the quality of life for all members of our greater community.

Truthfully, we could not do this without you. We, and those we serve, sincerely appreciate you generosity.

Gratefully,
Joe Primo
CEO

Thank you for supporting the L.I.V.E. Young Society's Networking Event on October 6, 2017 held at Grounds For Sculpture. We really appreciate Princeton Corridor Rotary Club's donation of art supplies for the day of the event. A total of 542 art supplies were collected and given to Family Guidance Children's Day School.

We couldn't have done this event without you! We look forward to our continued partnership in helping United Way change the lives of Mercer County's most vulnerable citizens. If you have any questions or need additional information on the impact of your in-kind contribution, please contact me at (609) 637-4913 or via email: Jessica.Figueroa@uwgmc.org.

Thank you once again for supporting the L.I.V.E. Young Society's Networking Event, where we strive to bring the next generation into the United Way fold to become leaders and volunteers that create lasting impact.

Sincerely,
Jessica Figueroa
Marketing Coordinator

Thank you for your generous donation of $1,188.00 to The Dictionary Project which we received on September 29, 2017.

Your support makes it possible for students in Plainsboro and Princeton Junction to receive a dictionary for their own personal use that they will be able to use for a lifetime. For some children, this may be the very first book that they have owned.- You are truly making a difference in their lives by giving them such an important reference tool.

Our goal is to reach every third grade student in the United States and you are helping us make this possible. So far this school year, we have reached an estimated 1,151,160 students. Cumulatively, we have been able to reach an estimated 29,482,741 students. Of these, 7,872 were sponsored by the Rotary Club of Princeton Corridor over your many years of participation.

With Gratitude,
The Dictionary Project

Dear Sal,

Thank you for your gift of $500.00 to The Bridge Academy's Build The Bridge capital campaign.

Thanks to your generosity, we are on our way to making our dream of a larger school a reality. We have purchased the property adjacent to our current location. Your donation will begin our fundraising for Phase II - to renovate the existing building on the property for students' services and bring all our administrative offices under one roof, as well as prepare the site improvements necessary for Phase Ill.

Not only does your gift allows us to continue to fulfill the promise of transforming students from those who have known only frustration and failure into those who are confident and primed for success; but it also qualifies for our challenge grant helping The Bridge Academy earn an additional $25,000 toward the project.

As one of our students said, "The Bridge Academy showed me hope when I had none. They gave me a shot at life to become something better than I could have imagined."

We are excited as we begin this important step for The Bridge Academy. Your investment supports the kind of education Bridge Academy students can't get anywhere else and enables them to bridge the gap between potential and performance. Thank you again for your generosity and for your belief in the mission of The Bridge Academy.

Sincerely,
Kim Bruno
Development Director