Double Your Impact in Celebration of Project Independence’s 30th Anniversary

Project Independence is a relief fund that provides financial support to Morristown Medical Center patients who are often unable to work due to an illness.  Since 1990, Project Independence has provided over $7 million to more than 2,200 Morristown Medical Center patients to help cover living expenses due to extended periods of illness that may cause them to lose their jobs, homes and livelihoods. While their backgrounds differ, patients supported by Project Independence share a common bond: each seeks to retain their independence and dignity, keep their families together and lead productive lives. Patients receive a one-time grant to help them get back on track.



The Challenge

In honor of Project Independence’s 30th anniversary, the William E. Simon Foundation is sponsoring a challenge grant of $100,000. The challenge matches dollar-for-dollar any charitable contributions from a new donor or from a donor who increases their contribution when compared to a prior gift.

“Rima, a 37-year-old woman with four children, recently lost her husband, the sole income earner, to a sudden heart attack. On the way to the hospital, Rima and her son were involved in a horrific car accident. She sustained a traumatic brain injury and her son was intubated to help him breathe; both needed inpatient rehabilitation services. “Once she’s well, Rima plans to secure a job and apply to various social programs for support. In the meantime, a Project Independence grant is helping Rima cover rent, food and other necessities for her struggling family.”

Whether your gift supports someone like Rima, an underinsured single man managing a cancer diagnosis or a family caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, your gift will have the greatest impact in Project Independence’s history.

Donate to Double Your Impact by December 31, 2020.


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