The Community Hope Fund of Ocean Township, a 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to promoting youth development and supporting charitable needs in the township and surrounding communities, recently awarded eight grants totaling $12,400.
The grants will help to financially support the efforts of shore area groups that strive to provide youth with programs and activities. These programs and activities build skills and behaviors which enhance positive youth development.
The 2018-19 grant recipients are: the Midtown Urban Renaissance Program of Neptune; the Boys and Girls Club of Asbury Park; the Mercy Center of Asbury Park; the LEAD (Law Enforcement Against Drugs) Program of the Ocean Police Department; the Ringside Rescue Advocates of Neptune; the Project Extend Summer Program of the Ocean Human Services Department; the Euphrates Project of Neptune; and Second Life Bikes of Asbury Park.
CHF Board of Trustees President, Denise Parlamas , stated, “We are quite happy to assist with the financial needs of shore area organizations that seek to have a positive impact on youth. Our Grant Program is just one facet of the work of Ocean’s Community Hope Fund. Helping needy families with food baskets at Thanksgiving, providing gifts through our Adopt-A- Family Program in December, and awarding partial college scholarships to deserving high school seniors highlight some of the additional efforts of the CHF.”
For more information about the CHF, please contact Denise Parlamas through the Township of Ocean Human Services Department at 732-531-2600.