The celebration of a milestone anniversary often comes with recognition and even gifts for the celebrant(s) but in the case of the Causeway Family of Dealerships they have used their 50th anniversary as a way to give back.

The Manahawkin-based auto group’s “50 Golden Acts of Good” campaign was designed to help their neighbors and make a positive impact in Ocean County and it surely has.  Beginning in January they have awarded a $10,000 grant each month to a local non-profit and this year-long charitable endeavor culminates in December when Causeway presents a New Ford Transit Connect Van to an organization in need.

The October $10,000 grant recipient is The Arc, Ocean County Chapter which for nearly 65 years has advocated, provided opportunities and support for ALL individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with the goal to have them accepted and valued as citizens of the communities in which they choose to live, learn, work and play.

The Arc, Ocean County Chapter is a thriving organization which continues to provide strong advocacy and extensive programs and services for people with disabilities.  They work with federal, state and local agencies as well as public and private school districts to meet the needs of those they serve and their families.

The list of what they offer is an extensive one, including Family Support, Residential Services, Vocational Services, Respite Care, Recreation and so much more.  They serve more than 1,500 individuals and families in our local communities with a dedicated administrative team, staff and Board of Directors.

Like most nonprofits The Arc, Ocean County Chapter welcomes and encourages donations as well as volunteers to help with their event committee and recreational programs.  For more information on this amazing organization visit arcocean.org

The Wintrode Family and the Causeway Family of Dealerships have generously donated $100,000 to ten truly awesome non-profits that serve our community with the final monthly announcement coming in November before the awarding of new Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van. For 50 years they have truly believed it is better to give than receive.