Kidsgiving 2021

Our 4th Annual Kidsgiving Event will be Sunday, December 5th at Code Ninjas Hillsborough-Montgomery! We will again have a drive-by event with holiday music, goodies, special guests, and of course our charity collection. This year we’ll again be supporting Steps-Together with donations of cash, gift cards, and new unwrapped gifts. Additionally, we will be collecting unexpired new non-perishable food items for the Montgomery and Hillsborough Food Pantries.

To donate, please visit:

2021 Donation Drop-off Sites:

  • Hillsborough:
    • Code Ninjas Hillsborough-Montgomery (649 Rt 206)
    • Newell Strength (2 Ilene Ct)
  • Montgomery:
    • Raina Rauf Allstate Insurance (1378 Rt 206)
    • Beniamino’s Cucina (1325 Rt 206)
    • CafeMerica (21 Belle Mead-Griggstown Rd)
    • Princeton Fitness (1225 Rt 206)

2021 Local Business Sponsors:

  • Code Ninjas Hillsborough-Montgomery
  • Raina Rauf Allstate
  • CafeMerica
  • Beniamino’s Cucina
  • Newell Strength
  • Princeton Fitness

Food Pantry Wishlist:

  • Canned chicken
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce (plastic jars pref)
  • Mayonnaise
  • Ketchup
  • Cooking Oil (vegetable, olive, canola)
  • Vinegar
  • Fruit Cups
  • Cheese-Its
  • Juice Boxes
  • Canned Soups
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Cereal Boxes
  • Rice
  • Stuffing
  • Dried Beans

What is Kidsgiving?

In previous years, KidsGiving has been a free community event where kids can bring unwrapped gifts to wrap and place under the holiday tree for local kids in need. This year with COVID in play, we will still plan to do a drive-by event to support our local charities and still make this a fun event for our younger generation.  Additionally, we will have a virtual event for sign up which will include holiday cooking, games, and much more.

This year, we will be accepting gift cards, physical gifts from the wishlist, any unused/brand new toys, and cash donations. All net proceeds from the event will support Steps-Together, a local 501c3 that benefits Somerset County families facing medical crises, like childhood cancer. All food items will be donated to the Montgomery and Hillsborough food pantries.

Many local businesses are also joining us in this mission to spread holiday cheer and give back to our communities. Please visit our Facebook Page to see our partnering businesses and support them in return.

Easy Ways to Donate Monetarily:

1. Venmo @megsp1981 – please note for KidsGiving

2. Zelle # 908-962-8380 – please note for KidsGiving

3. Paypal as “friends and family”

4. Checks made to “Montgomery Charity Foundation” mailed to 9 Aspen Court, Belle Mead, NJ 08502

Physical Donations Dropoff Info (Starting now through Dec 4th):

  1. During Drive-by Event on 12/5 at Code Ninjas Hillsborough (11:00-2:00)
  2. Hillsborough Drop-off Locations (during business hours):
    • Code Ninjas in Hillsborough
    • Newell in Hillsborough
  3. Montgomery Drop-off Locations (during business hours):
    • Benianimo’s Cucina in Skillman
    • All State in Skillman
    • Cafe America in Belle Mead
    • Princeton Fitness in Skillman

**Note: any items you drop off to fulfill must be unopened, unexpired, and unused (new in box).

We know it’s been a hard year for everyone. Let’s end the year with positivity, cheer, and goodwill. If you require a donation letter for your donation, please email us at

Warmest Wishes and Happiest of Holidays,

The Montgomery Charity Foundation

Kidsgiving 2020

Montgomery Charity Foundation (MCF) ran its annual Kidsgiving event on December 6th in Hillsborough, NJ raising over $19,000 for charity. Kidsgiving, MCF’s flagship event, was held as a socially-distanced drive-by event this year due to the Covid pandemic. Each year the foundation selects a local nonprofit to be the recipients of the event’s fundraising efforts. This year’s beneficiary was Steps-Together, a Hillsborough-based 501c3 founded by Courtney Newman that supports Somerset County families facing medical crises like childhood cancer. $14k in cash, gifts, and gift cards were collected to fulfill the Steps-Together families’ holiday wish lists.  

Due to the current situation of food insecurity and dire needs of the area food banks, they decided to not only collect gifts but to also support the local food pantries with a food drive. In all, over 1,000 food items were collected by residents and local scout troops totaling over $5,000 in value, and were delivered to the Montgomery and Hillsborough food pantries the following day.  

Kidsgiving was established as an annual event with the intent to provide an opportunity for the children in the local community to give back to other children who are in need. Over two dozen local businesses and the Montgomery teachers union (MTEA) partnered with Montgomery Charity Foundation to sponsor this year’s event which included a visit from Santa Claus and the Elf on the Shelf. Approximately 100 cars took part in the 2-hour drive-by event dropping their donations off while the MCF board members cheerfully gave goodie bags and played holiday favorites. This was MCF’s most successful event to date, raising a grand total of over $19k.

Montgomery Charity Foundation is a registered 501c3 whose goal is to support the local community. Board members include: Meghna Pabbathi, Rupal Shah, Marisa Narula, Hetal Soni, Ankita Patel, Raina Rauf, and Samira Ghani.  To learn more or donate to the charity, please visit their website or email

Participating Local Businesses:


  • Code Ninjas Hillsborough
  • Newell Fitness
  • Caffe Piazza
  • Sweetberry Bowls
  • Mailbox Business Center
  • Rita’s Italian Ice
  • InstaCrystal
  • Collegebound Review


  • Allstate Insurance
  • Alfonso’s Pizza
  • Benianimo’s Cucina
  • Genteel’s Brick Oven Pizza
  • Princeton Fitness
  • Tiger’s Tale
  • Preamble Arts
  • A Slice of Gourmet
  • CafeMerica
  • First Field
  • Montgomery Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Kickside Martial Arts
  • Batra Real Estate Group
  • Montgomery Township Education Association
  • Montgomery Family Chiropractic 
  • Infoville Inc
  • Weidel Realtors
  • Mi Tesoro
  • Kumon


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