The Bonafides of Somerset Hills,
founded in 1968 as an outgrowth of the Welcome Wagon Newcomers Club, is a
diverse group of women who take an active interest in the civic and social
welfare of the Somerset Hills community.
Over the years, The Bonafides of Somerset Hills has
raised hundreds of thousands of dollars through various fund-raising events and
contributed it back to local community charities focusing on adults and children
with special needs, senior citizens, emergency medical services and fire
protection, Hemophilia, and a variety of community projects.
The Bonafides of Somerset Hills has garnered
much respect throughout the community and has received County, State and
National recognition for supporting more than 59 causes with its philanthropic
contributions and volunteerism.
In addition to financial contributions
made to local charities, members also provide monthly donations of food to the
Food Bank Network of Somerset County, Holiday dinners, gifts, and baskets for
needy families, and have knitted and donated thousands of “chemo hats” for
cancer patients at Somerset Medical Center.
Bonafides conducts monthly meetings followed by a lunch social in addition to
the fundraising events held annually.
Past fundraising events have included: house tours, fashion shows, tricky
trays, and many others.
Bonafides – genuine, authentic, in good faith, sincere and one of a kind