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Generous Donations Benefit Fund for Children

posted Oct 30, 2013, 6:17 PM by web feat
Special thanks to the Blairstown Woman's Club and to Rosemary and Bill Eppell of White Township for their recent contributions to the Pat Dinger Hope for Children Fund. Together, their donations amounted to $600.00. 

This is a program that is sponsored by Family Promise of Warren County. It is dedicated to assisting children whose families are homeless and guests of our Network by providing for needs such as: 

-  School photos 
-  Funds for school trips, events and
-  Temporary emergency child care
-  Emergency health care
-  Passes to Oxford Furnace Lake
-  Essential equipment 
                                                                                                                      -  Sports equipment 
                                                                                                                      -  Shoes, boots & clothing 
                                                                                                                      -  Birthday and Christmas Gifts

These funds are utilized only when other all possible funding sources have been exhausted. This program is intended to be a bridge to other funding, if at all possible.

Family Promise of Warren County encourages the community to participate in this program to help the children of Warren County. Homeless children yearn for normalcy while in this time of great transition. The Pat Dinger Hope for Children Fund will assist them to have as normal a life as possible while their parents work to rebuild their lives.

How can you help?

Your financial support is sincerely appreciated. We will provide children with the basic items needed to have as normal a life as possible in times of hardship. Often, some things are neglected so that families can obtain other necessities. It is the goal of the Pat Dinger Hope for Children Fund to meet these ever growing needs. The number of children eligible to receive from this fund is expected to increase each year.

The fund was created in memory of Patricia Dinger, who was a steadfast child advocate. Patricia was a pre- school teacher. She was also involved with many organizations: including the Portland Ambulance Corps and the Warren County Domestic Abuse and Rape Crisis Center. She served on the board of directors with the Family Guidance Center and was very active with the Purple Posse and the Relay for Life.

No salaries or administrative expenses are taken from the donations. 100% of the fund is used to assist homeless children. The Fund is entirely dependent upon community donations.

For more information on The Pat Dinger Hope for Children Fund, 
contact Bob Frankenfield at bobf@wcihn.org or call 908-453-2194. 

Donations can be mailed to the Pat Dinger Hope for Children Fund, P.O. Box 267, Oxford, NJ 07863