Shine and Inspire is a local 501 ( c )3 non-profit whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for those living in Mercer County. Applicants apply for a variety of gifts but there must be a plan to pay it forward. What that means is that they have to come up with a plan to do some kind of service for an individual or the community. They might volunteer at an agency or run a special program. Each recipient so far has chosen a different way to pay it forward.
In addition, last year we have started to host special events for disadvantaged children in Mercer County. Each child is referred through various agencies and professional connections. Throughout the year, we collect new unwrapped toys and pajamas to distribute to the children
at this event.
One of our specific children’s events is held over the summer where each child is provided with an afternoon of fun. There are different stations where each child can learn and be creative. There are lots of child-friendly foods, entertainment and surprises. At the end of the event, each child is provided with fully supplied book bags for their up-coming year.
Shine & Inspire is working on organizing a summer event. We will be supplying under privileged children with a fun filled day and also providing them with a book bag, school supplies, a pair of sneakers and socks for their upcoming school year.
We hope to be able to continue to grow and expand the number of children we can provide. The smiles we have seen on the faces of the children are priceless.
Ways To Donate
Mail a check: 106 Straube Center Blvd., Pennington, NJ 08534
Contact: Carol Feldman, Executive Director, 609-841-9083