(Florham Park, NJ, July 5, 2018) – The Park Avenue Foundation is proud to announce Camp Nejeda in Stillwater, New Jersey (www.campnejeda.org) as its newest beneficiary. The Park Avenue Foundation is a unique model, utilizing revenues from the Park Avenue Club (www.parkavenueclub.com), the upscale private dining club in Florham Park, New Jersey to fund important programing provided by nonprofits.
According to Gregory Smith, Executive Director of Park Avenue Club, “Our members know that when they dine with us or host an event, they are helping to change lives for the better. In supporting essential human needs and hope for the future, the mission of Camp Nejeda aligns perfectly with the goals of our foundation.”
At Camp Nejeda, youth with diabetes are given the opportunity to live, if only for one or two weeks, in a world where having diabetes is the norm and where there is no need to explain blood sugar testing, finger pricks, insulin injections, ketones, ‘lows’ (insulin reactions), boluses or ‘carb’ counting because everyone there already understands. Children with diabetes are free to be just children. This normalizing of their condition combines with both formal and informal educational moments to promote good diabetes management and healthy, active living.
“At a time when nonprofits are in need of creative sources to fund their programs, Park Avenue Foundation provides an ongoing revenue stream that does not rely on public funds, but rather supports nonprofits by offering an outstanding experience to the members of Park Avenue Club,” says Smith.
Park Avenue Club membership is comprised of families and individuals, as well as corporate executives. They utilize the club for personal and business networking and entertaining, as well as hosting private events such as weddings, mitzvahs, celebrations, meetings and the like.
About Camp Nejeda
The mission of the Camp Nejeda Foundation is to enhance the lives of people with type 1 diabetes and their families through education, empowerment, camaraderie, supportive programs, and fun.
As the only facility of their kind in New Jersey and its neighboring states, Camp Nejeda hosts children, teens and families from across the region; New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and elsewhere. They welcome campers from all walks of life and all backgrounds.
About The Park Avenue Foundation and Park Avenue Club
The Park Avenue Club, with an IRS designation of 501(c)(7), is the only private club in the nation that exists primarily to benefit the multiple charities and cultural organizations of the Park Avenue Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
For over 20 years, Club members have experienced and enhanced their social and business lives at the Club all while supporting the Foundation’s nonprofit organizations. Via the Park Avenue Club and the Park Avenue Foundation relationship, over $6 million has been provided to the nonprofits of the Park Avenue Foundation since inception.
The Park Avenue Club was once a large dairy barn, built in 1894 by the Sisters of Charity from St. Elizabeth’s. Several prominent individuals in the area partnered with 600 businesses and 2,500 caring individuals to miraculously transform the dilapidated structure and establish the Park Avenue Club on September 24th, 1994.
Charitable organizations partnering with the foundation include:
Boys and Girls Clubs of Newark
Community Food Bank of New Jersey
P.G. Chambers School
Patriots’ Path Council- Boy Scouts of America
The Morris Museum
Jersey Battered Women’s Service
Morris Habitat for Humanity
Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts
Family Resource Network
Museum of Early Trades and Crafts
For Park Avenue Membership Information please call 973-301-8233.