HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Nine different non-profit organizations have received grant awards through the Hillsborough Rewards Visa Credit Card Program.

Ceremonial checks were presented to the organizations at a recent Township Committee meeting.

The total amount awarded was $10,238.

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Since the inception of the program, nearly $75,000 in grants to community based youth, senior and local non-profit organizations have been awarded.

The Fall 2017 Grant recipients are:

● The Hillsborough RoboRaiders

● Safe+Sound Somerset

● HHS Choir Parents Association

● Spring Reins of Life, Inc.

● Hillsborough Seniors - Chapter B

● Hillsborough Baseball League

● Hillsborough Seniors - Chapter A

● Hillsborough Rockettes & Rockets

● Boy Scout Troop 489

The Hillsborough Rewards Visa Credit Card program is a great resource for our local organizations, that qualify, to obtain funding without any expense to our Hillsborough Taxpayers,” said Mayor Carl Suraci. “By obtaining and utilizing a rewards Visa credit card, funds will continue to be raised for future grant offerings.”

The credit card program is at no cost to the taxpayers of Hillsborough. The program allows individuals or businesses to sign up for the special Hillsborough Township Rewards Visa Credit Card that gives back a portion of every charge, in the form of grants, to nonprofit local youth and senior citizen groups as recommended by the Credit Card Advisory Committee and approved by the Township Committee.

For more information on the Affinity Hillsborough Rewards Visa Credit Card visit: https://www.affinityfcu.com/credit-cards/hillsborough-rewards-visa.aspx, call the Member Service Center at (800) 325-0808, or stop by the Hillsborough Branch of the Affinity Federal Credit Union.

Similar to other reward based cards, card users of the Hillsborough Rewards Visa Credit Card receive a point for every dollar spent which they can then redeem at a future time for various reward options such as cash back, gift cards, merchandise and much more.

A percentage of the purchases (card usage) is returned to the Hillsborough Credit Card trust fund. Funds deposited to the trust fund are then distributed to various Township non-profit senior citizen groups and youth organizations through the credit card grant application process.