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Community organizations in New Brunswick to receive $10,000 in donations

The city of New Brunswick has been allocated $10,000 which will be used to support initiatives led by Elijah's Promise and the Town Clock Community Development Corporation, according to a press release.  – Photo by Eric Finklestien /

The New Jersey Community Capital (NJCC), a community development financial institution, has allocated $30,000 to various community initiatives in New Brunswick, Newark and Camden, according to a press release.

These funds are part of a $50,000 contribution commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The donation will be split and distributed among five cities, with $10,000 going to each of the aforementioned cities as well as Paterson and Trenton.

James Cahill, mayor of New Brunswick, said that the money will be equally split between the community kitchen Elijah’s Promise and the Town Clock Community Development Corporation, according to another press release from the NJCC.

Elijah’s Promise will use the money to fund its meal distribution and education programs. In thanking the NJCC, Michelle Wilson, executive director of Elijah’s Promise in New Brunswick, cited King’s belief that every individual should have access to food, according to the release.

"When Dr. King accepted his Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, he said, 'I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits,'" Wilson said.

The Town Clock Community Development Corporation will use its funds to renovate five additional apartments for survivors of domestic violence, according to a statement in the release from Susan Kramer-Mills, executive director of the non-profit organization.

Additionally, the NJCC's funds will be distributed to the Community Foundation of New Jersey’s Newark Community Impact Fund, according to the first release. The funds provided to Camden will be equally split between the Heart of Camden and the Latin American Economic Development Association.

"We’re thrilled to be able to build on Dr. King’s mission and integrate it into our work throughout New Jersey and support such well-deserving community organizations and impactful programming," said Bernel Hall, president and CEO of New Jersey Community Capital.

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