Who Is My Neighbor? Inc. (WIMNI) is a 501c3 nonprofit that provides enriching social and educational programs for children, families, and adults to create connections and foster a sense of belonging in our diverse community.
Matching Gift Opportunity – Double your donation for The Cave children and youth facility renovation
We have been looking to do a renovation in The Cave for many years and had finally planned to do the work as of June 2020. With all programming closed at this time, we’ve decided to move up the date to April. A generous donor has helped to meet our challenge with a matching grant opportunity. The majority of this funding will go towards the renovation of the 3200 sq ft floor – removing paint and grinding and polishing the concrete floors. This will help to maintain the overall daily cleanliness of The Cave facility and will benefit all who share in its space.
Who Is My Neighbor has served thousands of children and youth either free-of-charge or at a very low cost in The Cave facility since 2003. In fact, 302 children and youth were served last year alone in 2019 which included 131 middle school youth in our afterschool program, 74 elementary aged children and 25 teenagers in our summer camp, and 72 children ages birth-four years in our early childhood enrichment and parenting support program.
If every family whose child has ever been served through Who Is My Neighbor’s programs or if every community member who has known a child served through Who Is My Neighbor programs, were to contribute even minimally, I am confident we can meet this matching grant opportunity. Please consider supporting our renovation to keep The Cave facility a vibrant and healthy space as we continue to support local children, youth, and families in our community.
How can you help to reach our goal?
2 people @ $500 each = $1000
5 people @ $200 each = $1000
10 people @ $100 each = $1000
20 people @ $75 each = $1500
30 people @ $50 each = $1500
100 people @ $20 each = $2000
200 people @ $100 each = $2000
Give your matching gift donation here
Use the orange button above to donate online.
Or mail check to: 19 S. 2nd Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904
With deepest gratitude for your continued support.
POSTPONED… date to be determined…: Big Band Evening featuring the Highland Swing Orchestra
Join us for an evening of music and dance featuring the Highland Swing Orchestra, a 15 piece big band in the swing era tradition. The swing era, from 1933 to 1947, was a time when big band music was the most popular music in the country. The Highland Swing Orchestra brings this almost lost musical tradition back to life in the modern era, performing this music for audiences, many of whom have never heard it before. The Orchestra performs songs from Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Charlie Parker, and even Weather Report and Herbie Hancock for audiences both young and old.
Date: POSTPONED, future date to be determined Time: 8:30-10:30pm the Highland Swing Orchestra will play 3 sets.
Come early for optional dance instruction 7:30-8:15pm. Cost: $10 admission all ages. Proceeds benefit the community based programs of Who Is My Neighbor. Location: Social Hall of the Reformed Church of Highland Park, 19 S. 2nd Avenue
Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund. Program funded by Middlesex County, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Thank you for your support
You have the option to give a one-time donation or to make a monthly recurring donation as a sustaining neighbor. Any contribution, small or large, is greatly appreciated, and your kind contribution is tax deductible. Thank you for your support,
Tracy Cangiano, Board President,
Lara Arp, Executive Director
Board Members: Monique Coleman, Khahlidra Hadhazy, Kathy Malkiewicz, Nychey Michel, Eleanor Peterson, Laura Reynolds, Jennifer Sanchez, Paola Stevens, Judy Targove, Nirmala Thomas