Archive Virtual Charity Fair Featured Cause - Special Needs and Disabilities
Welcome to our Virtual Charity Fair!
The NJECC is a 16-week campaign, taking place between September 15 – December 31 this year. During that time, we will feature 14 specific causes – a different cause each week – and will showcase those causes through our Virtual Charity Fair. Visit this page each week throughout the campaign to learn about a new cause and to connect with the NJECC charities addressing that cause. Did you miss one of our previous week's Virtual Charity Fairs? Click here to connect with charities from Environmental Protection Week, click here for Disaster Preparedeness, Relief, and Recovery charities, click here for Health & Research charities, click here for women and girls-focused charities, click here for arts and culture charities, click here for mental health charities, click here for hunger charities, click here for education and youth development charities, click here for veterans and military charities, click here for shelter and housing charities, and click here for elderly charities.
Meet this week's featured charities:
A person with a disability or special needs is first and foremost a human being with desires, talents, skills, heartache and loss, just like everyone else. While many people with disabilities are active employees with vibrant careers who are respected in their various fields, fewer than 1 in 5 disabled adults are employed, and disabled workers earn about $9,000 less a year than non-disabled workers. Disabled or able-bodied, we all have the power and responsibility to make society more inclusive and representative of everyone.
If you care about empowering people with special needs and disabilities, show that #NewJerseyGives by making your pledge to charities working in this cause area.
Featured below, you can "virtually" meet some of this year's NJECC charities who are addressing this cause. Click below on each charity to learn more about their work.