Manufacturing Cares Mission: It is our mission to provide a framework for New Jersey manufacturing companies to join together and conduct charitable giving efforts; providing a simple way to connect efforts, broaden reach and impact, and further demonstrate the strength of manufacturing companies.
One of the pioneers of NJMEP in our state, the late Tony DeSantis, had a vision of creating a platform for giving back to the community we serve. It began as A Year of Advocacy Program during the NJMEP 20-year celebration and featured charitable efforts of the NJMEP team.
From that effort, the idea for Manufacturing Cares was born. The vision was to provide a framework for all manufacturing companies to embrace and formalize their charitable giving efforts and to highlight the strength of the manufacturing industry.
Manufacturing Cares is a framework under which NJMEP conducts charitable giving efforts and serves as a platform for other manufacturing organizations to tie their efforts into to broaden reach and impact.
NJMEP Manufacturing Cares Signature efforts
- Fighting Hunger / Providing Hope
- Promoting STEM Education and Manufacturing Careers
- Supporting Military Families
The Community FoodBank of New Jersey is the state’s largest anti-hunger and anti-poverty organization, supporting more than 1,000 community partners, including local food pantries and soup kitchens. They ensure access to nutritious food for vulnerable individuals and families while also preparing to meet the growing need.
Morris Habitat for Humanity
Morris Habitat for Humanity has been building and rehabilitating homes for families in need for the last 36 years with help from volunteers, community partners, fundraising efforts and donations. In 2021, they set a record helping 101 families in need with housing solutions across Northern New Jersey.
FIRST Mid-Atlantic Robotics
NJMEP supports FIRST Robotics through the Manufacturing Cares program. We are looking to bring manufacturers together through this incredible effort to support FIRST Mid-Atlantic Robotics. This program is a tremendous opportunity for the manufacturing community to get involved with the future generation of engineers and manufacturers.