MANVILLE, NJ - During the course of the last year, Valairco Heating & Cooling has made a $500 donation each quarter to a charity or nonprofit from nominations by their customers, friends and the general public.

The most recent winner is Leah’s Lemonade, who is a 9-year-old young lady who has been raising money for the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad -- having donated approximately $1,200.00 during 2018 as a result of her efforts. In addition, Valairco has made donations to Relay for Life, St. Josephs Service Center, Moms Helping Moms and The Berkeley Heights Education Foundation.

"The amazing thing to us is the number of organizations and individuals that are dedicating their time free of charge to helping make the world we live in a better place," said Valairco founder Richard Valenti. 

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This originally was going to be a one-year project. "As a result of our experience Kevin McHugh, Owner and myself have elected to continue the Valairco Cares program of donating $500 every 3 months," said Valenti.  

"Special thanks to all the people who have made nominations as well as to the charities and nonprofits that are doing such good work," said Valenti. If your charity or nonprofit has not received a donation, nominate them in the future.  

Click here to nominate your charity or nonprofit.

The following is a list of all of the organizations beside the recipients who have received nominations.

Nominated Charities or Non Profits

Rise Up Chorus


Franklin Township Dr. Martin Luther King Foundation

Warrior For Life Scholarship Foundation

John. F. Kennedy School PTSO

Diabetes Research Foundation

Brook Healy Foundation

GiGi’s Playhouse Hillsborough

Grow it Greet Morristown

Anchor House

RVCC Foundation

Steeplechase Cancer Center

The Center for Great Expectations

Summit Speech School

SAGE Eldercare

Home for Good Dogs

Friends of the Great Swamp Wildlife Refuge

The Silver Liming

The Paul Jackson Fund

Walk in Sunshine Charity

Manville Arts Council

Alzheimer's Association

Friends of Somerset Regional Animal Shelter

Plainfield Area Humane Society

Karna Charities, Inc.

New Providence EMS

Berkeley Heights Innovation and Sustainability Alliance


Good Vibes and Easy Living Foundation

Franklin Food Bank

CAPIC Cats in Raritan

Pastoral Care Paterson

Fighting Children’s Cancer Foundation

PadPaws Animal Rescue in Jersey City

Greater Plainfield & Middlesex Habitat for Humanity

United Family & Children’s Society

Habitat for Humanity Greater Plainfield & Middlesex

New City Kids

United Family and Children's Society

Loyola Jesuit Retreat Center in Morristown

Community Foodbank

Manville First Aid & Rescue Squad

Community Service Association

Somerset Regional Animal Shelter

Grace Hope

Myocarditis Foundation

RC Little Flower Church in Berkeley Heights

Cedar Hill Prep Education Foundation


New Providence Education Foundation

Governor Livingston Highland Marching Bank

Occupy Lafayette Park

New Providence Rescue Squad

Community Action Reaches Everyone (C.A.R.E.) Edison

The Franklin Township Food Bank

Operation Chillout

Feeding Hands

Make-A-Wish Foundation

Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort Inc.

Community Service Associates of New Providence

Farmstead Arts

Jackson Connor Silva Trust

Cancer Hope Network

Feeding America

Community FoodBank

The Somerset Community Action Program

Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance

Bichon Frise Rescue of Northern New Jersey

Raphael’s House in Newark

To learn more about Valairco Heating and Cooling and the Valairco Cares program, visit their website Click here to cast your vote for your favorite charity to be the next recipient of the Valairco Cares program.