Lakeland said the purpose of the Community Impact Grant Program is to address community-focused initiatives and invest in nonprofit organizations.
“The services Oasis provides in the Paterson community are instrumental for helping some of the most impoverished women and children in the area,” said Ron Schwarz, chief operating officer, Lakeland Bank. “They offer assistance with basic needs, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Oasis has a very impressive goal to empower clients to move out of poverty through their comprehensive education, social services and youth development programs.”
Oasis’ mission is to break poverty cycles through programs designed to feed, clothe, educate and empower women and children in need.
“We are so grateful to Lakeland Bank for their support and commitment to our work to help lift some of the most vulnerable women and children in our community out of poverty. Lakeland Bank is a true partner in this effort, and their generous donation will help us to offer hope to more women and children in the year to come,” said Jennifer Brady, executive director, Oasis — A Haven for Women and Children.