Newman Cares, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization based out of Verona, NJ. Established in 2013, Newman Cares has been raising money for, and awareness around, causes that have a direct impact on our local community. While we make small, individual grants each year, the majority of funds raised and granted to larger charitable organizations.

Our largest annual fundraising event is Blockfest, which was attended by just under 500 people in 2018. It is run from 2pm through 10pm on the third Saturday of September. We have live music on the main stage, games for the kids, and American BBQ and a Roast Pig. We also run a few games during the event to raise additional funds.

Newman Cares is a 100% Organization! 100% of our Board Members are unpaid volunteers, and 100% of our proceeds are granted to multiple charitable organizations.

MAKE A DONATION to Newman Cares

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THANK YOU for considering a donation to the cause!

We are in need of your generous donations.

  • Cash Donations allow us to offset the many costs of running the event, leaving more for the charity.
  • In-Kind Food Donations allow us to lower our food costs and reduce stress on our all-volunteer kitchen staff. (We ask that any food donations serve a minimum of 50 people.)
  • Gift Certificate Donations allow us to generate funds through raffles and other fun games at the event.

THANK YOU for your consideration!


In addition to our major fundraisers, Newman Cares provides support throughout the year for other local charities, worthy causes, and targeted campaigns - wherever we think we can do some good!