About Us

Our Mission:


The heart of Jack’s Kids is to ease the financial burden to families dealing with serious childhood illnesses and/or serious disabilities so they can focus on wrapping their family in the love and attention they need.

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In memory of Jack Gardner who had a prolific life throughout Somerset County. He grew up in North Plainfield, where he was an outstanding athlete in Football, Basketball, and Baseball.

Jack was a detective in the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office for many years. Later he became Warden of the Somerset County Jail. He was a member of the Somerville Elks Lodge #1068. He became an assistant football coach at Immaculata High School where he coached for twelve years.

Jack was a treasure. His main virtue was his willingness to help people. Anyone who came to Jack for help was assured that he would come through. Throughout Somerset County he is noted for helping many people, especially the younger generation. He was kind, thoughtful and always gave of himself.

 

Click here to read how the annual Jack’s Kids tournament began


Hank Werner-Chairman Jack’s Kids
Lisa Werner-Treasurer
Jack Rice-Trustee
Bill Saller-Trustee
Meghan Kelly-Trustee
Loretta Kimmick-Trustee
Kim Butler-Trustee
John Hegedus-Trustee

John Blaney-Exalted Ruler
Somerville Elks Lodge 1068