We have expanded our foundation in memory of Melissa by adding to the scholarships. Melissa's Hope also awards needed donations to families with a special needs child or children each year. Donations have included a new wheelchair, a trip (vacation for the family), money to help pay medical bills, etc. The recipient will be chosen from recommendations submitted by friends and families of the Centrella family. The criteria are based upon family income, medical needs and why items are required. We know that Melissa would be thrilled to see us helping those special needs children in need.
How to donate toward our awards
If you are interested in making a special donation toward our yearly awards you can do so online (please add "Melissa's Hope Award" as a note) or by mailing a check to Melissa's Hope, 120 Quarry Drive, Clifton, NJ 07013.