The 2020 Virtual Outreach Auction will start Saturday, December 5, 2020 @ 7:00 PM and run through December 12 @ 7:00 PM
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This event features a virtual week long auction and is sponsored by three congregations in Bergen County: Central Unitarian Church, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palisades, and the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood. 100% of the proceeds go to the charities. The charities are selected based on the impact they have on those in need in Bergen County, regardless of religious affiliation. Since the auctions inception in 2000, the event has raised over $640,000 for the selected charities.
Here are this year’s selected causes and charities
Center for Hope and Safety has provided safety, strength, and hope to adults and children affected by domestic violence in Bergen County for more than 40 years. We help rebuild lives by providing emergency shelter and transitional housing, emotional support, therapy for children and their non-offending parents, and a diversified continuum of services focused on safety, empowerment, and self-sufficiency.
Community Meals, Inc.’s volunteers deliver meals (22,000 in 2019) to those who cannot shop or cook for themselves due to age or disability, including free meals to clients with financial need.
Holley Childcare & Development Center is a 64-bed residential treatment facility, serving children 5 to 14 years old who are emotionally handicapped as a result of abuse, neglect, poverty, abandonment or other circumstances.
Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI) utilizes passionate volunteer healthcare professionals to provide free, comprehensive, patient-centered primary care for 1,500 low income, working Bergen County residents who do not have insurance.
Family Promise of Bergen County provides temporary shelter and transitional housing for working families who are homeless, walk-in dinners for 120 people daily, and other services.