Social Impact

When people buy the MonkeyBerry game, I will donate 20% of the 99 cents to two charities. Right now, those charities are:

Table to Table:

Table to Table is a community-based food rescue program that collects prepared and perishable food that would otherwise be wasted and delivers it to organizations that serve the hungry in Bergen, Hudson, Essex and Passaic counties. This fresh food is delivered free of charge to more than 50 agencies throughout the area, including elder care facilities, drug rehab centers, homeless shelters, homes for victims of domestic violence, HIV day centers, and pantries serving the "working poor."

Table to Table is the first and only food rescue program in Northeast New Jersey solely dedicated to redistributing prepared and perishable foods. In 2010 they delivered enough food for more than 6,500,000 meals.

Believe it or not, people in our own neighborhoods go to bed hungry. Every day Table to Table picks up fresh, wholesome food that otherwise would have been discarded, and deliver it safely to soup kitchens, homeless shelters and centers that serve meals to the hungry.

With five refrigerated vehicles and dedicated drivers, Table to Table picks up food that is unable to be sold, but still of good quality, from a wide range of food establishments each day. This food is delivered on the day it is donated, avoiding the need for warehouse facilities and keeping Table To Table's costs limited to the operation of the vehicles.  www.tabletotable.org

 

ASYV in Rwanda:

The ASYV is a residential community in rural Rwanda. Its 144 acres are home to youth who were orphaned during and after the genocide in 1994. The Village is designed to care for, protect and nurture these young people.

Within ASYV’s supportive and structured community, the rhythm of life is being restored, with the ultimate goal of equipping young people who have lived through great trauma to become healthy, self-sufficient, and engaged in the rebuilding of their nation. The environment of love and safety created at ASYV serves as the backdrop for programs designed to help its teenagers grow both emotionally and intellectually. The experiences they accumulate at their village home are intended to help them at every level of their future development.

In addition to healing oneself, ASYV teaches the principle of serving the community, both locally and globally. The young people at ASYV are learning through principle and practice the value of mending the world around them (as are the many volunteers who join us from around the world). Its graduates will emerge as balanced adults who are not only able to care for themselves and their families, but who are committed to making their community, their country, and their world, a better place. www.asyv.org