Summit Luminary Fund Reaches New Fundraising Record
Submitted by Barbara Romano
The Summit Luminary Fund raised a record amount, over $96,000, for nine local charities. Luminaries lined 152 streets in Summit on Christmas Eve.
“This was accomplished through the combined efforts of over 170 volunteer captains who handed out fliers, assembled the orders of luminaries and delivered them to their neighbors. Five area leaders, Meg Ahern, John Blomfield, Francie Cho, Pam Kuhn and Linda Massengill organized and directed the assembly process in their garages,” reported Barbara Romano, President of the fund. She is also grateful for the $10,000 donation toward luminary supplies from Karen Schneider and Lois Schneider Realtor.
The money raised was distributed to the following charities: ABC Area Baby Center; Bridges’ Summit School Supply Drive; Christ Child Society Layette Program; Family Promise of Union County; SAGE eldercare Spend A Day; SHIP Summit Helping Its People; Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad; and Valerie Fund Children’s Center At Overlook Hospital.