We were able to celebrate the holiday season and host another successful Adopt-A-Family holiday drive in 2018. BIANJ presented its first ever Family Holiday Party, combined with the CHIC holiday party. What started as an idea to offer an opportunity to families to socialize and retrieve their donated gifts, turned into an inspirational and fun-filled event. A special thank you to Board Member, Richard Anderson, for playing Santa and bringing smiles to all the families and CHIC members. As one mom told us her son “hasn’t smiled in a year and without BIANJ, there would have been no Christmas.” Thank you to our generous donors for making the holiday season special for these families.

Here’s what some adopted families had to say:

“This is the first time my son has smiled in a year. Without you, we would not have had a Christmas.”

“Thank you to my TBI family for making my Christmas spectacular. I love all my gifts and am also very grateful for all the appliances you gave to my mommy. The day we lost our home was sad. I am also grateful for my chrome book that I lost. This will help keep my great grades. Happy New Year!”

“He was so excited with everything he received. We cannot thank you enough for generosity that was shown to our family.”

“The gifts are amazing and so thoughtful. Thank you so much. Each year I am floored by the generosity in people’s hearts. My girls are thrilled.”

“Thank you so much. You don’t even realize how this is helping our family, especially this year.”

“I’d like to say thank you so very much, everybody’s generosity is absolutely heartwarming and amazing. Our girls are going to be delighted when they see the gifts that were given to them. We are truly awestruck by the kindness and generosity of the people involved with BIANJ.”

“There will never be enough words to thank you and everyone that sponsored me.”

“We would like to extend our appreciation and heartfelt blessing unto you for the gifts we received for Christmas. Thank you and have a safe and blessed New Year!”

Thank you to the 2018 supporters:

Bancroft NeuroRehab
Bancroft Nursing Department
Insurance Council of New Jersey
JFK Neuroscience Institute
New Jersey Jr. Titans – Pee Wees
Organization of Physical Therapy at Seton Hall University
Raritan Valley Mothers of Multiples
Neuropsychology and Counseling Associates
Shore Neuropsychology and Behavioral Health

Amy Kornicke and Family
Debra Humphries and Family
Heather Boccassini and Family
Jane and Joe Concato and Family
Kathleen Healy and Family
Matt and Mimi Wolfskehl and Family
Nicole Orshoe and Family
Paulette Salomon and Family
Rosalind Raney and Family