Here at Hanson & Ryan we believe in giving back to the community and those less fortunate. Over the years we have given back to numerous nonprofit organizations. While this doesn’t include all the organizations we support here are a few of our more recent philantrhopic efforts.
Blue Jean Fridays
One of our favorite charitable fund raising events is “Blue Jean Fridays”, which allows each employee the opportunity to wear nice blue jeans to work on Fridays for a donation of $10 each month. With over 30 associates, we are capable of raising a nice sum throughout the year which and Hanson & Ryan, as the employer matches. Each year our staff nominates worthy charitable causes around the local community, which we collectively decide on.
Ethan & The Bean
Our newest philanthropy partner just opened their doors in November 2019. Hanson & Ryan is looking forward to working with Ethan and the Bean in 2020.
Ethan and the Bean helps train and employ individuals with intellectual or developmental delays. They train the employees on how to run the coffee shop, everything from taking orders, making drinks, cleaning the shop, packaging foods and goods for sale and the day to day operations of the café. Their goal is to make sure the employees become a treasured asset within the community helping to change the way people see individuals with disabilities. For more information and or to make a donation please visit Ethan & The Bean’s website or visit their café located at 98 Main St, Little Falls, NJ 07424
YMCA of Paterson
In 2019, the main charity of the year was YMCA of Paterson. Throughout the year we collecte clothes, toys, food and other items. We also donated benches and pool supplies to the facility in the form of a monetary donation.
Beginning with a desire to change the community, the first YMCA was born out of existence in London, England in 1844. Decades later, the YMCA has become a global movement. The YMCA of Paterson is a non-profit organization that promotes values through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body through educational, recreational, and residential programs for people of all ages. For more information visit their website.
Camp Sunshine Camp Snowflake
In 2018, the majority of our fundraising was geared towards Camp Sunshine Camp Snowflake. During the summer we brought the campers pizza, Mr. Cupcakes and a special frozen treat from the Amanda Banana food truck! On top of a monetary donation we also enjoyed attending their Casino Night and Tricky Tray fundraisers.
This amazing organization provides a summer recreational program for children and young adults with multiple disabilities. They continue the program on weekends during the rest of the year. The Camp is unique among its peers because of its volunteers who provide one-on-one care to its campers. For more information visit their website.
Wayne Animal Shelter
In 2017, we teamed up with the Wayne Animal Shelter to give back to animals without homes. Not only did we donate goods to the shelter, we also volunteered our time. Each week some of our employees would help clean, feed, walk, and give some much needed love to our four legged friends.
If you would like to donate goods to the shelter you can bring them directly to their location, located at 201 Pompton Plains Crossroads, Wayne, NJ. You can also bring them to our office, located at 87 Lackawanna Ave, Totowa, NJ, and we will deliver them on your behalf. Click the following link to find a list of items the shelter always needs: Wayne Animal Shelter
Each year Hanson & Ryan makes a monetary donation to a local knitting group called the Totowa Stitchers. The women in the group meet up twice a week at the Totowa Library and knit. All knitted items are donated to the Totowa VFW and to Hanson & Ryan. Hanson & Ryan donates the knitted hats, scarves, blankets and more to a local charity.
Red Nose Day
Here at Hanson & Ryan we proudly wear our red noses for the day, along with making a donation. Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. The inaugural Red Nose Day is held during the month of May. All across the country people come together to have fun to help raise funds and awareness. For more information visit the official Red Nose Day website.
Selective’s President’s Club Matching Grant Program
Every year Hanson & Ryan teams up with our carrier partner Selective Insurance to make a donation for to a special charity organization of our choosing. Below are a few of the charities who we have jointly supported throughout the years.
Kindness Shared Happiness Squared is a nonprofit created to distribute happiness. They improve the lives of children challenged with disabilities and/or in severe financial need. Each season of the year is dedicated to a specific need. They collaborate with different agencies, working as a team, to positively impact the lives of children. For more information visit their website.
Community Hope mission is helping individuals, including veterans, and their families, overcome mental illness, addiction, homelessness and poverty by providing housing and support services. Since 1985, they have provided housing, basic essentials, vital services and restored hope to thousands! For more information visit Community Hope’s website.
Boys & Girls Club of Hawthorne provides preschool, before/after programs, camps, athletics, recreational and special needs programs to the local Hawthorne community. Their mission is to inspire and empower young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens by providing life-enhancing programs and character development experiences. For more information visit their website.