Support our Backpack Program

Become a Backpack Buddy Today!

Your gift helps fill hundreds of backpacks with healthy snacks and small meals for children facing food insecurity throughout our communities.

Each week throughout the school year, Norwescap delivers hundreds of backpacks to partner schools throughout three NJ counties. The backpacks, filled with kid-friendly, healthy snacks and easy-to-prepare small meals, are discreetly given out by school staff to children who little extra help keeping their bellies full during weekends and school breaks.

With your support, we can reach even more families who are struggling this year.
Join us as a ‘Backpack Buddy’ by committing to a monthly or quarterly donation, or make a one-time donation to support our kids!

Donate Today

Every $11 you contribute fills a backpack!

If you do not wish to make a monthly or quarterly donation, simply un-check the “Make Recurring Gift” box.

For recurring monthly or quarterly gifts, charges will appear on the date we receive your first donation, and on the same date each month or quarter thereafter. You may cancel or alter your recurring gift at any time by contacting Lori Herpen at or (908) 454-7000. Thank you for your support!

Mail Your Gift

Please make your check payable to Norwescap and mail to:
Norwescap Attn: Development Dept.
350 Marshall Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Other Ways to Give

Talk to your financial advisor about your best options for maximizing your tax deductions while making
a real impact in your community. Contact Heather Thompson, our Chief Development Officer,at
908-454-7000 x1106 or to learn more and to make your gift today!

Donor Advised Fund(DAF)

Opening a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) allows you to set aside charitable dollars to donate later, while maximizing your tax deduction now.

Already have a DAF?  This is a great time to use the funds you’ve already set aside to support the work of your favorite nonprofit!

IRA Donation

If you are 70 ½ or older and you have an IRA, you can donate up to $100,000 to a 501(c)(3) public charity through a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), which is not taxable and which will reduce the taxable income remaining in your IRA.

Stock Donation

By making a stock donation, you can deduct the gift from your taxes based on the value of the shares at the time of donation, and avoid paying capital gains taxes on the donated amount. For information on how to make a stock donation to Norwescap, call Heather Thompson at 908-454-7000 x1106.

Estate Plan

Consider naming Norwescap (or your favorite 501(c)(3) in your will/estate plans. Your legacy gift will help to ensure that the impact of your generosity is felt for years to come!

Norwescap is proud to share our 100/100 “Give with Confidence” Encompass Rating from Charity Navigator, the world’s largest independent charity evaluator. Visit our Charity Navigator profile to learn more.


Norwescap works tirelessly to support our community members through our broad portfolio of programs. We provide support to more than 30,000 individuals each year, but our commitment goes much deeper than simply delivering services. We have developed robust systems to measure short- and long-term outcomes, so we can gauge our participants’ progress towards their goals, and we also invite their feedback on how we are doing. We want to ensure that our work is making a meaningful difference in people’s lives and supporting them on their journeys to stability.