HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Buying a $5 ticket can get you 25% or more in savings at Lord & Taylor in Ridgewood, which is sponsoring a special fundraiser on March 29 for Giants of Generosity, a non-profit community-service organization based in Bergen County.
Tickets are available online and at Womrath’s Bookstore in Tenafly, owned by Giants of Generosity Board member Bob Kutik.
The bargains for just one $5 ticket include:
Founded by D. Jane Chagaris Albanese in 2007, Giants of Generosity is a registered 501(C)3 organization that aims to pay forward by easing the burdens that many in crisis carry.
In just five years, GoG has come to the rescue of more than three dozen local people and families who had nowhere else to turn. It gives recipients financial help and moral support – but, most importantly, hope for the future.
Take Eamonn Radburn.
Eamonn was clearing downed trees from a storm while working for the Haworth DPW when he was electrocuted and seriously injured by a live wire. He spent three months at a Kessler rehabilitation clinic, unable to walk and confined to a wheelchair.
Along came Albanese. “She reassured me that everything would be okay,” Eamonn said.
She kept her promise.D. Jane Chagaris Albanese
Albanese contacted the North Jersey Chapter of The National Association of the Remodeling Association, which generously helped retrofit Eamonn’s home. The community donated more than $33,000 toward the cost, while the NARA covered all of the labor and remaining materials to make the house wheelchair-accessible.
There are many other Giants of Generosity success stories – some of them intensely personal and deeply touching.
That’s the beauty of paying it forward. A donation of any kind – be it cash, materials or your own labor – can change an impossible situation into a promising life for someone in need.
Making it even sweeter are those who have repaid Giants of Generosity’s kindness by helping others themselves.
Contact her today: (201) 567-2622
Or go to: GiantsofGenerosity.org