NEWS

(Somerset County, New Jersey—August 2021) As more organizations are starting to think about going back to the office again, you may see smaller companies and nonprofits pairing up and sharing the rent in a common space for greater cost-efficiency. One such arrangement is underway as four established nonprofits from Basking Ridge and Bernardsville – the Kevin J. Hannaford Sr. Foundation, Heartworks Foundation, Hope Autism Foundation, and Team Campbell Foundation – are excited to announce they will now share space at 19 Route 202 in Basking Ridge, previously known as The Heartworks House.

And while these nonprofits each have their specific mission and purpose, what they share is a desire to use their own life experiences to create more connections to support their unique communities. Megan McDowell founded Heartworks to honor her brother-in-law, John W. Farrell, who died on 9/11, and has helped many families in our community. Eileen Hannaford founded the Kevin J. Hannaford Sr. Foundation in 2004, named for her husband. He perished in 9/11 – the Foundation that bears his name contributes financially to the educational needs of bereaved children. The Hope Autism Foundation, founded in 2010, supports daily life- enhancement programs for adults on the autism spectrum. Team Campbell Foundation – named for Campbell Grace Hoyt, who lost her battle with childhood cancer at the age of 8 – improves the lives of families impacted by childhood cancer by raising awareness, fundingresearch and providing enrichment opportunities that enhance their journeys and give them hope today. Campbell passed away in 2014.

Earlier this year, Heartworks Foundation made the decision to reduce overhead expenses, which opened up the possibility for new tenants to sublet the space. This move will enable each organization to better fulfill their missions and serve their communities. It will be interesting to watch this unique community hub as it continues to grow and evolve.

 

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About Kevin J. Hannaford Sr. Foundation, Inc.

The Foundation is named for Kevin J. Hannaford Sr., who tragically died along with thousands of others on September 11, 2001, during the brutal terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. We are keeping Kevin’s memory alive and helping our community by contributing to the educational needs of bereaved children. It is our mission to assist these wonderful children in their academic endeavors financially. We hope you will join us as we remember Kevin and Empower Children! For more information, contact info@kevinhannaford.org or call 908-883-0761.

About Heartworks Foundation

Based in Basking Ridge, NJ, Heartworks Foundation is a local grassroots movement of women committed to replicating and sustaining the palpable kindness witnessed in the wake after September 11, 2001. Inspired by the healing that takes place through receiving and giving, we offer hope to people experiencing acute illness, injury or grief within the last 14 months, while taking part in our own self-growth. For more information, contact info@heartworksgroup.org or call (908) 766-4400.

About Hope Autism Foundation

Hope Autism Foundation’s (HAF) Mission supports daily life-enhancement programs for adults on the autism spectrum. The organization’s Vision fosters the development of inclusive communities so adults with autism can lead purposeful lives. Since the creation and first opening of Hope Autism Solutions (HAS) in Basking Ridge, the program has expanded to five different sites located in Essex, Middlesex, Somerset and Union counties. For more information about HAF, please visit hopeautismfoundation.org.

 

About Team Campbell Foundation

Team Campbell Foundation’s (TCF) Mission is to improve the lives of families impacted by childhood cancer by raising awareness, funding research, and providing enrichment opportunities that enhance their journeys and give them hope today. Based in Bernardsville, NJ, TCF was formed in memory of Campbell Grace Hoyt, who courageously battled Anaplastic Ependymoma, a rare cancer of the brain and spine, for five years before passing away in August 2014 at the age of eight. For more information about TCF, visit info@teamcampbellfoundation.org or call (908) 528-3525.

Contact: Mary Lev Phone: (908) 963-4169 Email:mary@spectaclewriter.com.