Unaffiliated charitable organizations must apply by Sept. 10

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Board of Chosen Freeholders is inviting charitable organizations to join the 2016 Monmouth County Public Employee Charitable Campaign.

Independent charitable organizations that are not already participating in workplace giving drives are invited to participate in the 2016 Monmouth County Public Employees Charitable Campaign.

“We know that there are local not-for-profit organizations in our community that would like to be included in the County’s annual work place giving campaign,” said Freeholder Director Gary J. Rich, Sr. who is the 2016 Campaign chairman. “This is a great opportunity for local charities to connect with public employees here in Monmouth County.”

Interested charities must submit a completed application by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. To be eligible to participate, organizations must be a registered 501(c)3 and have raised at least $15,000 each year for the past two years.

For applications or more information, please contact the campaign administrator, the United Way of Monmouth County, info@uwmonmouth.org or call them at 732-938-5988.

Last year, public employees in Monmouth County and its partners donated nearly $56,000 to support the work of more than 600 charitable organizations right here in Monmouth County and around the globe.

“I am extremely proud of the County’s ongoing commitment to the annual charitable campaign,” Rich said. “I strongly encourage any qualified charity to join the 2016 Monmouth County Public Employee Charitable Campaign. This is another way the employees of Monmouth County show how they give back to the community.”