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Mulberry & More is our capital campaign that will help ensure the future of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey. 

This is a critical moment in time.

Recent political attacks remind us of the escalating threats facing women's health and reproductive rights. We can no longer rely on government support and funding to keep our health centers open.

At PPMNJ, we are committed to 3 key areas that keep our patients healthier in Essex, Hudson and Passaic counties and to providing access to healthcare in our under-served communities.

  1. Provide the highest quality reproductive healthcare and family planning services to women, men and young people regardless of age, ethnicity or ability to pay
  2. Offer medically accurate education programs that emphasize responsible choices and lifestyles
  3. Advocate for initiatives within our community and State, including engagement with elected officials, coalition building and volunteer recruitment to further our mission and vision

For more than 100 years, birth control has been an essential part of women's health and lives. Since 2017, however, Planned Parenthood has been under ever-increasing attacks by the Trump Administration which proposes cutting Federal family planning dollars, contrary to established science, public opinion, and despite decades of social and economic progress - particularly for women.

A 2012 study by the Guttmacher Institute of more than 9,000 women demonstrated that access to no-cost birth control effectively reduced unplanned pregnancies by between 62 and 78%. The study further noted the correlation between the worldwide decline in rates of abortion and unplanned pregnancies with improved contraceptive use.

Our need

The success of the 5-year, $3.25 million Mulberry & More Campaign will achieve 2 main objectives: recoup the costs of the new Mulberry Street facility {the 'Mulberry' component), and secure funds to sustain the delivery of vital healthcare services and educational programming in Essex, Hudson and Passaic counties (the 'More' component).

The Mulberry & More Campaign builds on PPMNJ's history of providing high-quality healthcare services, running educational workshops, conferences and the Family Life Institute (FLI) teen program and leading advocacy initiatives ~ all with integrity and professionalism. The vision of the campaign is to secure resources to:

  • Expand direct healthcare services and educational programming
  • Recoup the costs incurred with relocating our downtown Newark health center and administrative headquarters Fund security upgrades and capital improvements at PPMNJ's 4 other health centers Reduce PPMNJ's dependence on government funding Invest in staff
  • Enhance our advocacy impact
  • Grow our endowment fund

Join us in the Mulberry & More campaign

The Board of Trustees and PPMNJ staff are extremely grateful to our corporate, foundation, and individual donors. Your care and generosity will help us continue to make a difference into the next century.

You can support the Mulberry & More campaign by donating to the campaign, scheduling a tour of the new Mulberry Street health center and administrative offices, holding a Mulberry & More campaign event for friends and family, or by becoming a sponsor.

If you want to get involved, make a donation, or schedule a tour, please contact our Development Team at [email protected].

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