Causes We Support

The Spano Family Charitable Foundation is a supporter of Advancing Opportunities (formerly The Cerebral Palsy Association of New Jersey).  This organization has been instrumental in helping disabled people of all ages find their unique talents and skills to enable them to become more integral parts of the community.  Jim Spano is currently on their board of directors.  You can learn more about them at www.cpofnj.org .

We are one of the primary financial supporters the Friends of the Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center..  This group is in the process of building a major center in Freehold, NJ be hub for services ranging from healthcare and mental health to placement, for the abused and neglected children of the area.  Mary Spano was involved in helping organize their last successful gala event.  You can learn more about them at www.friendsofmccac.org .

We are also very involved with helping Swaziland Relief build a community center in a remote region of Swaziland in Africa..  This community center will become a hub for the disenfranchised of the area.  It will include classrooms for the children, a health clinic for the local community, a soup kitchen for the hungry and a community center to bring all together.  This is a major endeavor that we are proud to support both financially and with our own time and commitment.  To learn more about them you can visit www.donateswaziland.org .

The Spano Family Charitable Foundation also works with the Dream Factory’s Jersey Shore Chapter. The Dream Factory was born in the mind of Charles Henault, a South Central Bell employee stationed in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The first chapter was established in that small western Kentucky town in December 1980. With the help of friends and co-workers, the time and funds needed to fulfill the first dream were provided and The Dream Factory was officially in operation. It’s mission statement is to fulfill the dreams of critically and chronically ill children who are 3 thru 18 years of age. Since that time, The Dream Factory has grown to a network of chapters nationwide, staffed, exclusively by thousands of caring, dedicated volunteers whose mission is to put a smile on the face of a critically or chronically ill child. The Dream Factory of Jersey Shore Chapter was started in June 2010 to cover Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties.

In addition to the previous organizations, we also support The Ashley Lauren Foundation (www.ashleylaurenfoundation.org), Meridian Health Foundation (www.meridianfoundation.org), as well as numerous other local and non-local charitable organizations.

To learn more about how you can join us in our work of “Helping Hands, Linking Lives”, or to make us aware a situation where our help is needed, we invite you to contact us by email at spanofoundation@verizon.net.