Building on the success of last year’s community-wide Baby Bottle Brigade, this year, three local chambers of commerce are stepping up to support the courageous women, children, men and families at The Center for Great Expectations (CGE) with the first INTER-CHAMBER 2020 GOLDEN BABY BOTTLE CHALLENGE! Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce, East Brunswick Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Somerset County Business Partnership have accepted this challenge for this initial virtual-event.

COVID-19 has created challenges for all in New Jersey and the women and children The Center serves every day are no exception. CGE was able to pivot immediately and continue serving this community without a break, turning to telehealth, utilizing technology to interface with clients and staff members meeting the challenge. By continuing to provide the high quality treatment and support our clients expect from CGE, as well as ensuring every family had what they needed in terms of food and basics, #Healingisnotcanceled and #Recoveryisnotcanceled became our daily mantra.   Now more than ever, courageous individuals in recovery in our community need your help. 

Generous donations from community members will support the mission of The Center for Great Expectations, a nonprofit providing transformational substance use and mental health treatment for pregnant or parenting women and adolescent girls and their children, men and families impacted by trauma, abuse and neglect.  During COVID-19 The Center for Great Expectations continues to safely serve over 200 individuals every day.  

As a business owner, you can make your donation to support your Chamber’s efforts and bring home the Golden Baby Bottle Award. As a community member, you can support your local businesses by making a donation in their honor. The Golden Baby Bottle will go to the Chamber with the highest level of participation and to the three businesses (one from each Chamber) who raise the most money! Help your Chamber win the 2020 Golden Bottle Challenge while uplifting individuals struggling with substance use and mental health disorders. You can make your donation here: https://www.cge-nj.org/chamber-bbb/

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We are excited to announce that every dollar will be doubled! Thanks to a generous CGE supporter, if we reach a combined total from all donations of $7,500, an additional $7,500 will be donated.  Together we can raise $15,000 to help the moms and babies of CGE!

Ron Lichtenberger, President of the East Brunswick Regional Chamber of Commerce and General Manager of the Brunswick Square Mall, was inspired to support The Center for Great Expectations after taking a tour of the residential treatment facility in Somerset. “After touring The Center for Great Expectations, it was extremely motivating to see the dedicated staff working so hard to help the residents move in a positive direction both for themselves and for their children.”

“CGE recognizes the importance of community partners like the Chambers involved in the Challenge. We are so grateful for their leadership taking on this fun initiative!” says Peg Wright, President and CEO of The Center for Great Expectations.

Make a donation today to change a mother’s life and give her children a future filled with love and laughter.  https://www.cge-nj.org/chamber-bbb/

Learn more about The Center for Great Expectations here https://www.cge-nj.org/.  For immediate assistance or questions contact Veronica Finlay vfinlay@cge-nj.org, 908-963-9156.