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Reason for the Season Fundraiser

Reason for the Season Fundraiser

Hey #HipNJ, we hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing Thanksgiving yesterday! Recently, I had the chance to speak with Jennifer Olawski, Founder of the Reason for the Season Fundraiser!
 
This fundraiser was started two years ago in Paterson where Jennifer was an elementary school teacher. She was talking to one of her first-graders and asked if she was excited for the holidays. Her student told her that she wasn’t because she has never received a gift on Christmas. Jennifer was crushed to hear this. To make it up to her student, she started this fund to give all 500 students a gift for Christmas.
 
Her first year was a success as she raised $3000 and was able to give each student an arts and crafts set. Her second year she raised $6000 and was able to gift each child a winter hat, gloves, and either an arts and crafts set or a slime kit!
 
Now entering her third year at a new location at Lincoln Elementary in New Brunswick, Jennifer is continuing the tradition and is doing better than ever! As of today, she has raised $8,830!! With this much raised, she is aiming to give her students winter accessories and a toy! 
 
This fund was started because of the little girl who was sad about the upcoming holiday. Jennifer hopes that this fund shows her students and the rest of the world that acts of kindness still exist. She also hopes that people will pay it forward and continue to treat others with generosity!
 
To learn more about the fundraiser and how to donate, click here!
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