Our House Foundation

76 Floral Avenue

New Providence, NJ 07974

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Contact:               Dawn K. Knill, CFRE

                                Director of Development

                                dknill@ourhousenj.org

                                908-464-8008 ext. 172

               

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Photo Caption: Our House nurse, Jackie, and resident, Doreen, show off one of the lifesaving AEDs.

Our House Foundation Nearing Goal for Medical Safety Project                                                                                                

New Providence, NJ (September 23, 2020)— Thanks to several generous family and corporate foundations Our House Foundation is nearing the goal to have an AED at every site they provide services including their administrative buildings.

“Keeping our clients, residents, staff and visitors safe is a top priority,” states Cathy Colford, VP of Development for the Our House Foundation, “therefore having an AED at each of our locations was identified as an important need.”  Early in 2019 the agency identified the need for 25 AEDs to complete the goal of having one at each location.  To date they have secured funding for 21 AEDs thanks to the generosity of the Tyler Foundation, Overlook Foundation, Investors Foundation, the Karma Foundation and the John Taylor Babbitt Foundation.  “We will continue to seek out funding to reach the goal, and potentially exceed the needed 25 so that we are prepared when new program sites are developed” says Dawn Knill, Director of Development.

The complete AED package, on average, has a cost of $1,200.  If you have interest in helping Our House Foundation reach this goal or would like more information on how you can support their fundraising efforts please contact Dawn Knill at 908-464-8008 ext. 172 or dknill@ourhousenj.org  .

About Our House Inc.

Founded in 1980, Our House, Inc. is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides residential, employment, day program, and recreational services to more than 300 individuals with developmental disabilities. Our first home opened in 1980 in Summit, NJ, and we have steadily grown to 31 locations throughout Union, Essex, Somerset, Middlesex and Morris Counties.

The mission of Our House, Inc. is to provide healthy, stimulating, and inclusive environments for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through community residences, employment services, innovative day programs, social opportunities and related support services designed to help them achieve their full potential for living meaningful and productive lives. To learn more about Our House, visit www.ourhousenj.org.

About Our House Foundation

The mission of Our House Foundation is to private financial support to Our House, Inc., a non-profit public agency that provides housing, employment, and other social services to individuals with developmental disabilities.