Good Counsel Homes South Jersey was awarded a $1,000 grant on Wednesday, July 22nd by Wells Fargo to support our mission of working diligently to help homeless pregnant women to safely have new babies and provide mothers and children shelter and comprehensive support while helping our moms gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to be good mothers, capable of supporting their families in stable independence.
“At a time when donations from the public and private sectors are down due to the economy, we truly appreciate the support Wells Fargo has provided,” said JoAnn DiNoia, Fund Developer for Good Counsel‑South Jersey. “We will use this grant to carry out our life-saving work here at our home in Riverside.
The grant was awarded as part of Wells Fargo’s Community Connections program, which provides local branch managers the opportunity to make a $1,000 charitable contribution on behalf of Wells Fargo to a nonprofit of their choice.
Wells Fargo’s 30 branches in the South Jersey region distributed a total of $30,000 in grants to support nonprofit groups – $1,000 for a nonprofit identified by each store manager.
“Our local branches see which nonprofits are out in the community making a difference every day,” said James Newson, Wells Fargo’s South Jersey area president. “We use this as an opportunity to celebrate and say thank you to Good Counsel Homes for all of the value they have provided to our community over the past year.”
The Community Connections program offers Wells Fargo store managers the opportunity to provide additional grants to local nonprofits of their choice in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. A total of $140,000 in Community Connections grants was slated to be distributed throughout the month of July in South Jersey.
“Many of our Wells Fargo team members also volunteer or are impacted by Good Counsel in some way, said Mark Coffey, District Manager. “We’re proud to help the nonprofits serve our communities wherever we can.”
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