Crisis Ministry of Mercer County Receives Year-End Grant of $50,000 from Church & Dwight Co.
(TRENTON) — A charitable year-end contribution of $50,000 by Church & Dwight Co., Inc., will support the Hunger Prevention program of the Crisis Ministry of Mercer County, Inc. The donation was hand-delivered December 31, 2012, by Church & Dwight employee Matt Wasserman. Crisis Ministry employees Amelia Irmer, Sarah Unger, and Michelle McNair received the award on behalf of the organization.
“Church & Dwight is a good friend and neighbor as we work together on behalf of low-income families in Mercer County,” said Carolyn Biondi, executive director of the Crisis Ministry. "We are incredibly grateful for this support, which already is making a difference early in 2013 through our heart-healthy food pantries and nutrition education initiatives.”
The Crisis Ministry of Mercer County, Inc., is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1980 by Nassau Presbyterian Church and Trinity Church. It partners with the community to achieve stability for neighbors in need, serving some 1,300 households each month through effective hunger prevention, housing stability, work training, and driver’s license restoration programs. The organization also conducts weekly bilingual nutrition classes with the Rutgers Extension Service and quarterly “Lunch and Learn” health screenings with partner Capital Health System’s Community Health Education Department. For more information on the organization, visit thecrisisministry.org or call 609-396-5327.
Church & Dwight Co., Inc. manufactures and markets a wide range of personal care, household and specialty products under the Arm & Hammer brand name and other well-known trademarks. In the fall of 2012, employees of Church and Dwight also awarded a grant of $10,000 to the Crisis Ministry Housing Stability program through the company’s Employee Giving Fund.