A Community Request...

Summit is defined by a glowing list of attributes. On top of great people, fabulous location, direct commute and excellent schools, it is also known as an eating and shopping destination. Of note, Summit has some of the best restaurants in the state.

The restaurants and retailers are a significant part of our DNA and employ members of our community who earn their livelihood providing great service and meals to all of us.

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Unfortunately, the coronavirus poses a unique threat to this vital part of our community.

For the last 20 years, the Other Fellow First Foundation has existed to help New Jersey families in distress.

We have a simple and timely idea for the community to consider:

While we all wait for the virus storm to pass, order some extra takeout and purchase gift certificates from your favorite restaurants and shops, thereby helping them sustain themselves. Many establishments offer gift certificates online.

Circumstances surrounding COVID-19 are likely to get complicated and more challenging before they get better. Our mission of addressing families in distress will likely be tested in the coming weeks. Summit has a long history of rising to challenges. We are a small foundation and welcome good ideas that help others. While we can’t control the virus, as a community, we can control how we respond to it.

Keeping UNITY in the word COMMUNITY is our objective.