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#GivingTuesday and “A Little Push Goes a Long Way” with Push to Walk’s 2018 Giving Campaign

CONTACT: Stephanie Lajam
PHONE: (201) 644-7567
EMAIL: slajam@pushtowalknj.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 21, 2018

#GivingTuesday and “A Little Push Goes a Long Way” with Push to Walk’s 2018 Giving Campaign

Oakland, NJ- Push to Walk, a local nonprofit that provides specialized workouts and resources to individuals living with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis to optimize current quality of life. The end of the year giving campaign offers supporters the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those living with paralysis.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 will act as the official start of Push to Walk’s year-end campaign. The organization will be participating in #GivingTuesday, followed by the mailing of thousands of letters to its supporters as part of its annual A Little Push Goes a Long Way campaign. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving where people are asked to support non-profits on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving.

Push to Walk will continue to post #PushUpsForPushToWalk videos on social media to raise awareness for the organization with requests for others to share, post their own videos, and donate. Push to Walk’s clients work hard year-round to maintain their physical health and wellness and in return the non-profit sets up fundraisers and events all year to offset operating expenses. #GivingTuesday is the perfect transition into the organization’s A Little Push Goes A Long Way campaign. A Little Push Goes a Long Way refers to how a small donation is just as meaningful as a large one, and hints at how important the small improvements are for clients and how what may seem little has the biggest impact.

This will be Push to Walk’s fifth year participating in #GivingTuesday and the posts of staff and clients leading up to the day have already received such positivity online. Vivian Kiggins, Executive Director stated, “Your contribution to our unique individualized program of intensive exercise helps our clients regain the ability to do daily tasks that are usually taken for granted. The staff, clients and board are deeply grateful for your support and we wish you the happiest and healthiest of holidays.”

Donation opportunities are available on the Push to Walk website: www.pushtowalknj.org. Checks can also be sent to Push to Walk at 100 Bauer Drive, Oakland, NJ 07436. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lajam at (201) 644-7567 or slajam@pushtowalknj.org.

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About Push to Walk
Founded in 2007, Push to Walk is an organization that provides individualized workouts and resources to people with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis to optimize current quality of life and to prepare for future medical advancements. It is the only program of its kind in the New York- New Jersey area. Push to Walk’s rigorous one-on-one workout approach challenges clients to reach their personal goals and achieve maximum independence, leading to greater success and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives. Push to Walk is only able to cover about 65% of its operating costs through client fees, and relies on grants and fundraising events to help make up the difference. A 501(C)3 non-profit, Push to Walk is located in Oakland, New Jersey. Visit www.pushtowalknj.org to learn more.

Push to Walk Receives Grant from Investors Foundation for Scholarship Fund

CONTACT: Stephanie Lajam
PHONE: (201) 644-7567
EMAIL: slajam@pushtowalknj.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 28, 2018

Push to Walk Receives Grant from Investors Foundation for Scholarship Fund

Oakland, NJ- Push to Walk, a local nonprofit that provides specialized workouts to individuals living with paralysis, recently received a grant from Investors Foundation.

Push to Walk recently received a $500 grant from Investors Foundation. The grant will help further the organization’s mission of providing individualized workouts and resources to optimize current quality of life to people with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis through its Client Scholarship Fund. Push to Walk strongly believes that its services should be accessible to all who are motivated to join and offers scholarship opportunities to those with financial need.

Push to Walk is unable to cover all of its operating costs through client fees but relies on grants and fundraising events to help make up the difference. “Our staff, board, and clients are grateful for the continued generosity and support of Investors Foundation and are thrilled to build on this relationship. Our clients come to us because they see an improvement and foundations such as Investors allows us to keep those fees affordable so cost doesn’t stand in the way of them achieving their goals,” says Executive Director, Vivian Kiggins.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Lajam at (201) 644-7567 or slajam@pushtowalknj.org. Donation opportunities are available on the Push to Walk website: www.pushtowalknj.org

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About Push to Walk
Founded in 2007, Push to Walk is an organization that provides individualized workouts and resources to people with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis to optimize current quality of life and to prepare for future medical advancements. It is the only program of its kind in the New York- New Jersey area. Push to Walk’s rigorous one-on-one workout approach challenges clients to reach their personal goals and achieve maximum independence, leading to greater success and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives. Push to Walk is only able to cover about 65% of its operating costs through client fees, and relies on grants and fundraising events to help make up the difference. A 501(C)3 non-profit, Push to Walk is located in Oakland, New Jersey. Visit www.pushtowalknj.org to learn more

About Investors Bank
Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With over $25 billion in assets and a network of more than 150 retail branches, Investors Bank delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors Bank’s services include complete deposit, loan and cash management products for consumers and businesses. Investors Bank. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.

11th Annual Push to Walk Golf Outing to be held September 17th

CONTACT:         STEPHANIE LAJAM
PHONE:             (201) 644-7567
EMAIL:              slajam@pushtowalknj.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 31, 2018

11th Annual Push to Walk Golf Outing to be held September 17th

 Oakland, NJ – Push to Walk, a non-profit organization that provides individualized workouts and resources to people with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis, is proud to present its 11th Annual Charity Golf Outing.

Monday, September 17, 2018 Push to Walk will host its 11th Annual Charity Golf Outing honoring, long time Push to Walk supporters, Amanda and Robert Snyder at The Knoll West Country Club, Knoll & Greenbank Road, Parsippany, NJ. The outing begins with registration and lunch at 11 a.m.  The price of $250 includes all greens fees, lunch, dinner and prizes.  Price increases to $275 after September 2nd.  Non-golfers and guests are welcome to purchase cocktail hour and dinner banquet tickets for $100 per person.  The dinner will include a special silent and live auction in addition to an assortment of golfing prizes.  All registrations will be handled on a first come first served basis with payment.  The deadline to register is September 10, 2017.  Golfers may register online by clicking on the event box at www.pushtowalknj.org or call/e-mail for a printed flyer.

With a decade of annual golf events under its belt, Push to Walk has attracted businesses and individuals to its events by offering an exceptional day of golf, followed by a cocktail hour and dinner. The organization credits those supporters for Push to Walk’s success and ability to do all the incredible work that it does. During this year’s outing, the organization will honor Amanda and Robert Snyder, two supporters who have contributed greatly to the organization.

Vivian Kiggins, Push to Walk Executive Director stated that “I am very excited to participate in Push to Walk’s largest fundraiser for the year. In the four months that I have been here, I have grown to love this organization and appreciate the contributions of all of our supporters. This year we are pleased to honor Amanda and Robert for their tireless work on behalf of Push to Walk.”

Amanda and Robert have been involved with Push to Walk for over six years. Robert served for two terms as a Board Member and in 2013 he and his wife, Amanda, committed to running the NJ Marathon on behalf of Push to Walk. They have since done a wonderful job recruiting members to also run on their sub team. In total they have recruited 18 individuals, 13 of which have run in multiple marathons. In total their team has raised close to $60,000 for the organization in just five years. Push to Walk looks to honor those who not only contribute financially to this great cause but more importantly, dedicated individuals like Amanda and Robert who put in endless time and effort.

Online registration and donation opportunities are available on the Push to Walk website: www.pushtowalknj.org. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lajam at (201) 644-7567 or slajam@pushtowalknj.org.

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About Push to Walk
Founded in 2007, Push to Walk is an organization that provides individualized workouts and resources to people with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis to optimize current quality of life and to prepare for future medical advancements. It is the only program of its kind in the New York metropolitan area. Push to Walk’s rigorous one-on-one workout approach challenges clients to reach their personal goals and achieve maximum independence, leading to greater success and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives. A 501(C)3 non-profit, Push to Walk is located in Oakland, New Jersey. Visit www.pushtowalknj.org to learn more.

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