In 2016 we had 246 volunteers walk through our doors. They served a total of 8,361 hours. Some of the ways this time was spent was in teaching the children Visual Arts (taught by Miranda Powell of Rutgers University) and sportsmanship (taught by Bible college students of Ground Zero Master’s Commission). The estimated value of all our volunteer's time was $91,971.
As a nonprofit organization, we rely on donations and grants to support our programs. We're grateful to the for all organizations, foundations, businesses and colleges that helped fund our programming and operations over the past year.
Additionally, on Friday, April 22, 2016 we hosted an unforgettable night at our 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ, where more than 300 of you joined us. Ukee Washington, Co-anchor of CBS's Eyewitness News, emceed the evening and we raised over $50,000 in sponsorships. THANK YOU to everyone who attended and celebrated with us, and for making our 50th Anniversary such a special event!