During the past years, NNJR-PCA has raised over $140,000 for various charities at its annual auctions. In response to the Covid-19 epidemic, we asked members to donate to four charities helping those affected by the pandemic: Community Food Banks of New Jersey/Feeding America, NORWESCAP Food Bank/Second Harvest, Cheshire Home and Rutherford First-Aid Ambulance Corps.
Matching funds from the club and an anonymous donor allowed us to raise:
Cheshire Home $43,270
Donation to Food Banks $1000 GRAND TOTAL $44,270
The support for charity within NNJR goes back to the early days of our club. For decades the Club has reached out to the northern New Jersey community to support those in need. We continue to do the same in 2022 and the years to come. In 2021, NNJR donations totaled:
GRAND TOTAL $44,270
Our current charity is Cheshire Home and they are celebrating 40 years of success! NNJR is excited to help them make their 40th year the best year yet.
Cheshire’s 35-bed facility is home to adults living with spinal cord injuries and other neurological impairments as they continue their journey back to an independent lifestyle. They are a true hidden gem located in Florham Park in Morris County. The facility provides all of the services that a resident needs to regain their independence after a tragic accident, offering on-site nursing care, mental and emotional support, physical and occupational therapies, vocational and educational programs, transportation and recreation and so much more.
The staff at Cheshire understands the traumatic experience a resident has faced, and therefore provide the best care possible to help a resident regain their independent lifestyle. Once a patient enters through the doors of Cheshire Home, they are family. Cheshire residents teach each other by example—dedicated to showing each other they are able, not idle, a mantra that has been part of the Cheshire community for decades.
In the past 40 years, Cheshire has served 237 residents and expertly led each one through a rehabilitation process tailored to their needs and aspirations. The average residency is about 2-3 years, long enough to become family and develop lasting bonds. The dedicated staff, some of whom have been with Cheshire for over 25 years, work diligently to help every resident succeed to meet their personal physical and mental goals. Whether Cheshire is helping residents learn to cook, acquire new job skills, or learn to feed themselves again, their mission is to provide every resident with the means to reach their maximum level of independence.
Welcome to the ClubCAR SHOW and RALLY CHARITY EVENT FOR CHESHIRE HOMESunday, May 13, 20219:00 AM – 2:30 PMLOCATION: Madison High School, 170 Ridgedale Ave, Madison, NJ 07940Join us for
Welcome to the Club
CAR SHOW and RALLY CHARITY EVENT FOR CHESHIRE HOME
Sunday, May 13, 2021 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM LOCATION: Madison High School, 170 Ridgedale Ave, Madison, NJ 07940
Join us for a fun combination Car Show, Rally and Charity event for NNJR supported Cheshire Home. This is our opportunity to gather our Club members in a display of mechanical beauty and a sign of well wishes and appreciation for the Residents and Staff of Cheshire Home. Pre-requisite: Participation requires registration. Go to: NNJR Website Registration Page , the registration fee of $45 will be donated to Cheshire Home. On the day of the Event we will be gathering at Madison High School. Large lot with 160 parking spots allows spacing of vehicles. A light snack of bagel or muffin with water will be available. Following the Car Show we will kick off our Rally with a Drive-Through Parade of Cheshire Home and then head off on a beautiful route designed by our Club’s Rally Chairman John Vogt ending at The Long Valley Brew Pub. Please Note: Due to complexities the restaurant/social aspect of the after Rally Optional Extra meal at The Long Valley Brew Pub requires individual parties to order/purchase their own food and drinks Mandatory face mask for participants and spectators to allow NNJR to be compliant with CDC, NJ State and PCA guidance for events. Schedule:
9:00 AM Madison High School parking lot open 10:00 AM through 11:45 Concours/Car show participants seeking to have a judge review their vehicle to offer advice/recommendations will be available. Judges will not touch cars, visual inspection only 12:00 Noon: Drive By for the Residents and Staff Cheshire Home. 12:15 Rally to Long Valley 1:30 Arrival at Rally destination Après Rally Optional Extra: Meal at The Long Valley Brew Pub