Due to concerns related to the COVD-19 virus, our three day programs will be closed for participants for the next two weeks beginning tomorrow, March 17th. Staff members will continue to come to work as usual and this time will be utilized for training and alternate work assignments as needed. By order of the Governor, all schools (including Pillar Schools) will also be closed for two weeks beginning tomorrow. Thank you to all of our staff members for your steadfast commitment to our program participants throughout this difficult time. To our family members, please know we will be here to support you in any way we can.

 

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2020 Steps to Independence Celebration Honoring Kelly Marx & Pillar’s Healthcare Heroes

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Kelly Marx has served on Pillar Care Continuum’s Board of Trustees for 60 years of its 67 years. At the time be was introduced to the organization, it was operating from donated space in the basement of Orange Memorial Hospital. The charity, started by local families looking for services for their children with cerebral palsy, had no building and no paid staff. Desperate to develop programs but without any resources, Kelly was asked to help fundraise. He accepted the challenge and over the last 60 years has raised well over $25 million. Today, Pillar Care has 22 facilities with over 800 staff members serving more than 1,700 infants, children and adults with disabilities.
Kelly was born and raised in the Weequahic section of Newark. He attended Newark Academy and went on to graduate from Cornell University. Kelly served in the Navy before taking over Clinton Milk from his father and growing the company into a major Newark business. While working in Newark, he became involved in the Junior Chamber of Commerce and through his contacts there was introduced to Pillar Care.
Kelly would agree to serve as the 2020 honoree only under one condition – that he could share the honor with all of the agency’s staff members working in Pillar’s 15 group homes and with families in the community throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. “These staff members place their lives at risk every day to protect those who are most vulnerable,” said Kelly. “They are truly heroes who define us as an organization and make me proud to have dedicated my life to this agency.”

Date: Oct 21, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Place: 305 West Northfield Road, Livingston, NJ