Hackensack Volunteer Group Gets Record Donation

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A plain old envelope held a record donation for a northern New Jersey volunteer group.

Janet Sharma opened the mail at the Volunteer Center of Bergen County in Hackensack and found a check for $100,000.

The group’s record contribution came from a woman who has donated to the center in the past and prefers to remain anonymous.

Sharma said she nearly fell out of her chair.

The money will pay for general operating expenses at the center, which offers a range of volunteer programs. It also will be used to give the staff raises.

 (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • theydogood

    Greed? Please explain. The Center has worked with a bare-bones staff (1 director/1 part-time asst) per program. It gets and enormous amt of work done and helps thousands of people ea. yr. The donor has donated before and would like approve of using a portion towards raises. The dir took a cut and the salaries have been frozen for a while.

  • C.J.

    Unbelievable that someone would be dumb enough to throw away $100,000.00 like that.

  • your concience

    It also will be used to give the staff raises!

    Unbelievabel GREED

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