Time and time again, Lakewood’s residents have demonstrated their giving spirit. Whether it’s been through gathering members of different communities to break (and bake) bread, or celebrating the hard work of local law enforcement to keep the community safe, Lakewood continues to display its key values through action.
Most recently, Lakewood’s spirit of philanthropy was highlighted by NJ.com. According to the outlet’s report on charitable giving by New Jersey municipalities, driven by tax statistics collected by the IRS, Lakewood reports the second-highest amount of charitable contributions in the state! In 2016, 7,740 Lakewood taxpayers donated about a total of $135 million to charity.