As part of our effort to support the fight against COVID-19, CBS Consultants is committing to a “matching program” to aid underserved communities needing computers for children struggling to learn from home. Specifically, for every dollar that is donated, CBS will match the equivalent amount. These donations will be directed towards a local nonprofit, New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC), based in Paterson, NJ. NJCDC is a great organization that, for 25 years, has provided job training, daycare, built and operated K-12 community schools for 4,000 kids, and built affordable housing for the underserved in our state’s third-largest city. I can personally attest to the success of NJCDC and hope you recall the photo I circulated at Christmas – where my wife, Lori, and I joined scores of volunteers to serve pizza lunch and distribute donated gifts to 900 school children, while the Mayor appeared as Santa.
As you know, NJ is being particularly hard hit by the virus, and Paterson is certainly no different. Remote learning is falling woefully short in Paterson. Verizon has donated hot-spots and high school kids have been given Chromebooks; but middle school kids have none and are left to learn from envelopes of worksheets distributed weekly.
A grant from a local bank has enabled NJCDC to acquire and distribute 75 Chromebooks. Our goal is to provide funds for an additional 75 Chromebooks, or $20,000. I will match each gift, up to a total of $20,000. As hard as this has been for all us, we enjoy far more blessings than most. I hope you will join me and my firm in this effort.
Please consider making a donation today. I will receive a report from NJCDC and will donate an equivalent amount received. At the end of the drive, we will post the results to our Website and do a press release with everyone’s name who contributed unless you tell me otherwise.
Thank you in advance,
Edward Hoffman, President
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