The Spano Family Charitable Foundation was formed in 2005 in honor of Joseph Spano, Senior. Its motto “Helping Hands, Linking Lives” is meant to remind us we are all inexorably linked in a community of individuals greater than ourselves – be it a local, national or international community. The Foundation’s goal is to use our time, talent, and treasure to find ways to give others a hand up rather than a hand out.

The Spano Family Charitable Foundation is a major supporter of 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 cpofnj.org.

Top Row (from left to right)
Stephen Spano, Tom Gleckner, Kenneth Spano, Thomas Spano, Anthony Psomas, Joseph Spano, James Spano
Bottom Row (from left to right)
Hunter Spano, Claire Spano, Diane Spano, Mary Spano-Gleckner, Kimberly Spano

We are one of the primary financial supporters of the Friends of the Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center. This group is in the process of building a major center in Freehold, NJ to be a hub for providing 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 friendsofmccac.org.

We are also very involved with helping the Bridge Community Church 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 donateswaziland.org.

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@comcast.net.





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