Annual Appeal

2020 Annual Appeal

Dear Neighbors,
Thanks to your generosity and support Nutley Family Service Bureau, Inc. (NFSB) has remained open this year providing essential services to the greater Nutley community despite the unprecedented challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

NFSB has been able to meet increased community demand for our services. For
example, in response to new health safety rules NFSB maintained continuity of critical counseling services by implementing tele-therapy. During the statewide shutdown this spring NFSB partnered with the Nutley Public School District to distribute 16,000 meals to children in the community. In fact, food pantry patrons have increased by over 30% in 2020 due to growing food insecurity in Nutley. NFSB met the need thanks to generous community support.

During NFSB’s 100 year history, we have always evolved to meet the changing needs of the community, but our mission has remained constant: strengthening the emotional and social well-being of individuals and families through affordable mental health counseling and social service programs.

Nutley Family Service Bureau strengthens neighbors’ lives.
Our neighbor, Rosa, who like so many nationwide, lost her job during the pandemic when her employer was forced to shutdown. NFSB was able to provide Rosa and her family with immediate food resources and helped her access needed unemployment benefits. NFSB enrolled Rosa and her family in our food pantry program, providing access to biweekly groceries, including fresh produce, proteins and shelf-stable items.

NFSB is a unique community resource offering residents food, case management services, coordinated counseling, and household and clothing items from our community thrift shop during times of acute and ongoing need.

Our neighbors need your help, now, more than ever before.
Please consider a year-end gift to our annual fund and know that your tax deductible donation dollars go directly to helping NFSB provide services to our community.

If you or someone you know has a need for our services, please call our office at 973-667-1884 to have a confidential conversation.

Sincerely,

Martha (Vicki) Ray,
Board President

Katherine Carmichael,
Executive Director