As fall approaches, we all enjoy the vibrant colors of the surrounding landscape, and Project Freedom is usually busy planning its annual Angel Award Dinner, a tradition that spans more than 20 years. This year, due to COVID-19 protocols, we will not be able to host a celebration with 250 guests in attendance. Instead, we will celebrate the resiliency of our staff and tenants in navigating today’s new and challenging world.
Quietly and faithfully, five organizations have been providing food for our Project Freedom neighborhoods. Arm in Arm, and the Jewish Family & Children Services of Greater Mercer County organizations have been delivering grocery bags on a monthly basis to tenants experiencing food insecurities. The Hopewell Valley Regional School District and Hopewell Valley Mobile Food Pantry have been bringing food and meals to some of our Hopewell families. The National Equity Fund Inc. generously donated $ 10,000 to Project Freedom to provide food for 137 tenants in three of our communities. These five organizations have been the Angels of 2020 for many of our tenants who benefited from the gift of food. We would like to recognize each of these outstanding organizations for the food relief that they provided to many during the past seven months.
So, this fall, instead of attending our annual Angel Gala, we instead invite you to tune in to a Live Stream event, which will honor and recognize our heroes of Project Freedom as well as entertain you. Please mark your calendar now for this exciting, new event. Project Freedom will Live Stream a program on Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 7:00- 8:00 PM from our Hopewell campus on Denow Road in Pennington, New Jersey. This Live Stream program will include music by the wonderful local band, Kindred Spirit, information on the newest Project Freedom communities, and a presentation of awards to our 2020 honorees.
The funds from our Angel Award Dinner have supported programs and services for our tenants each year. In the past, our attendees and sponsors have given generously to this annual event, and we are grateful, and we hope that you will continue to do so this year as well.
Donations can always be made by mailing your check or by credit card to Project Freedom Inc. Or by going to our website at www.projectfreedom.org. All donations are tax deductible.
Help us continue the work of building housing communities that promote Independence for everyone. So, in order to attend our Live Stream Fundraiser, just log onto our website at www.projectfreedom.org and tap on the link, Live Stream Event.
See you then.