Spring Celebration to Recognize Community Organization Mercer’s “40 Years of Impact”

The Trenton-based Islands are gearing up for their Spring Celebration fundraiser at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 at the Social Profit Center at Mill One in Hamilton.

The cocktail-style evening will recognize Isles’ “40 years of impact” and honor “two important friends” – philanthropist Judy Scheide and president of New Jersey’s community capital, Bernel Hall.

Tickets are $100 and can be reserved online at isles.org/springcelebration.

The fundraiser marks the fourth major event Isles has hosted at the Social Profit Center at Mill One, a historic mill he has renovated into a community hub for nonprofits, social impact offices and artists, as well as the head office in Isles.

This event will feature a “taste of the Trenton area” with local food and drink options, live music and an interactive art exhibit created by Trenton artists Leon Rainbow and Sophie Ban.

“We are thrilled to invite friends to this one-of-a-kind space to celebrate community and honor two important friends,” said Isles CEO Sean Jackson. “Judy Scheide’s impact on the education of young people in Isles and efforts to fight poverty is immeasurable. And Bernel Hall and NJCC were instrumental in securing the funding to complete the Mill One complex.

The evening will also celebrate Isles’ four decades of service to the Trenton area.

Founded in 1981, Isles, Inc. is a community and environmental development organization designed to foster self-reliant families and healthy, sustainable communities. Through a range of self-help services, Isles has provided more than 1,200 students with educational opportunities and job training; 660 families to buy houses or save them from foreclosure; and hundreds of gardeners to participate in urban agriculture across the city.

Additionally, Isles has rehabilitated over 450 homes to be lead-free and over 1,000 have been weatherproofed to be energy efficient.

For more information, call 609-341-4700 or visit isles.org.

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