Wish List
 

Please consider helping us by fulfilling one of our wishes. Whether big or smaller, all of our wishes are important to our students, adult clients and our dedicated staff! You can sponsor a student for therapeutic horseback riding, fund a new laptop or iPad for a student or adult client or contribute toward much-needed renovations or a new elevator. All donations are fully tax deductible (ECLC Foundation Tax ID #223-280-013/000).

Our Biggest Wishes!
  • Elevator for our Ho-Ho-Kus School ($350,000) We need to install an elevator for students who use wheelchairs or otherwise have difficulty going up and down the stairs.
  • Elevator for our Chatham School ($350,000) We need to replace the elevator for students who use wheelchairs or otherwise have difficulty going up and down the stairs.
  • Two Vans ($35,000 each) To transport our P.R.I.D.E. adult clients from our centers to activities within the community.
  • Digital Projector ($3,000) Equipment needed for conferences, seminars and presentations for the entire ECLC organization.
  • Recumbent Bicycles ($2,000 each) For use by students at our Chatham school.
  • Rifton Activity Chairs ($1,200–$3,600 per chair) Specialized support chairs needed for students in our Ho-Ho-Kus school to use during eating, speech therapy and other learning.
  • Packaging Center Equipment: Hydraulic Tables, Anti-Fatigue Floor Mats and Shrink-Wrap Machines ($75–$3,500) Equipment for the new Morris P.R.I.D.E.CO Center.
  • Intercom System ($2,000) To use in our expanded Morris P.R.I.D.E. Center.
  • Renovate activity room at our Morris P.R.I.D.E. Center ($30,000) We need appliances; a stove; dishwasher, cabinets, counter, and installation of all to support the growing P.R.I.D.E. micro-businesses.
  • Treadmill ($2,000) Needed by our Chatham school for exercise and gym.
Big Wishes!
  • Computers ($1,500 each) Laptops and workstations for P.R.I.D.E. program.
  • Laptops ($1,200 each) Four laptops for clients and staff of Community Personnel Services (CPS).
  • Three Commercial Vacuum Cleaners ($500 each) For use in our Morris P.R.I.D.E. Center.
  • Tablets ($500 each) Five tablets for Community Personnel Services (CPS).
  • Sponsor an iPad for a P.R.I.D.E client or student ($400 each) We need iPads for use by our adult clients at our P.R.I.D.E. Centers and by students at our Chatham and Ho-Ho-Kus schools.
  • Wii and Wii accessories and programs ($50–$200) For our P.R.I.D.E. program adult clients to learn appropriate leisure time and recreation skills.
  • Printers ($130 each) Seven printers for Community Personnel Services (CPS).
  • DVD Player ($100) To use in our expanded Morris P.R.I.D.E. Center.
  • Scholarships ($100 each) To fund after-school, weekend respite (sleepover) trips and transition scholarships for students in our Chatham and Ho-Ho-Kus schools. Also funds transportation and program costs for our P.R.I.D.E. program adult clients. Scholarships can be perpetual or one year, in honor or memory of a loved one or a gift toward any of our scholarship initiatives.
  • Four Digital Cameras ($50 each) For our P.R.I.D.E. program adult clients to use in various activities, including creating a weekly newsletter.
  • Kitchenware—Dishes, Small Appliances, Utensils, etc. ($50+) To assist P.R.I.D.E. program adult clients with their independent living skills training.


 

Help Spread Smiles
These generous sisters raised money through a bake sale and donated popcorn machines, kernels and prizes for dances and birthdays at the ECLC school in Chatham! Two years ago, they started "Help Spread Smiles" and have been giving to local causes ever since.

Gabe Stolar
Gabe Stolar of Livingston (center, with mom, Randee) took a portion of his bar mitzvah gift money and donated a flat-screen TV to the ECLC school in Chatham. The donation came about because Gabe has been volunteering at the school for the past two years.

SAPF
The Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF) fulfilled a wish for the school’s Listening Program. SAPF Trustees (standing, left to right) Joanne McDonough, Carolyn Deacon and Virginia Jordan visited with ECLC's Chatham Principal, Diane Gagliardi, to observe students using this innovative tool.