The Caldwell Street Fair is run by volunteer members of the Rotary Club of the Caldwells and the Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex. See how proceeds from the Caldwell Street Fair help recipients.



Implemented our First Rotary Shark Tank Event: Students pitched local community service projects.

Participated in the Annual End Hunger Volunteer Event: Packaged <50,000 meals for local food pantries.

Supported Habitat for Humanity: Constructed living quarters for families in need.

Contributed to America’s Grow a Row: Harvested 100,000 lbs. of fresh produce for local pantries.

Sponsored Project Prom Dress: Provided hundreds of dresses to underprivileged young ladies.

Conducted Recurring Donation Events: Blood Drives, Food Drives, Clothing Drives, the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association 4th of July Ice Cream Social, and Toys for Tots.


Donated $15,000 to West Essex First Aid Squad for a new stretcher and radios.

Committed $20,000 in Scholarships annually for local students.

Operated Willing Hearts Consignment Shop, raising $140K this past year.

Co-Organized the Caldwell Street Fair, raising over $100K for community initiatives.

Purchased a new scoreboard and two Gaga Ball Pits for Caldwell/West Caldwell Recreation.

Advocated for community Mental Health Services like The Bridge – Center for Well Being.

Actively supported local Fire Departments, Libraries, the Caldwell Food Pantry, and Caldwell Pollinators.

Collaborated for community events such as Restaurant Week, Porchfest, Touch a Truck, the North Caldwell Food Fair, and Caldwell Classic 5K.

Ongoing support of Ethan & the Bean, a non-profit coffee shop employing special needs individuals.

Donated $5,000 to the Essex Fells Grammar School for walkie talkies and $14,000 to the Essex Fells Police for License Plate Reader Cameras.


Supported the Dominican Republic Relief Organization to establish a medical center.

Sponsored secondary schooling for four Kenyan students through the Rise to Shine Education Foundation.

Provided financial support for International Disaster Relief efforts, including humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and Turkey.

Participated in Rotary International’s initiative to eradicate Polio worldwide.

Actively collaborated with Rotary-inspired foundations such as Gift of Life and Help the Children Hear.


Gave 25 $2500 scholarships to 4 local high schools

Sponsor K-Kids, Builders Club, Key Clubs, Circle K at the local schools

Purchased keyboard for Caldwell University and sponsor their golf fundraiser

Purchased Sensory Kits for West Caldwell Police

Purchased outdoor tables for Grover Cleveland Middle School Butterfly Garden

Donated to Valerie Fund

Donated to Spectrum 360

Sponsor two teams in West Caldwell Little League

Donated to the Caldwell Police Foundation

Donated prizes for West Caldwell Recreation Easter Egg Hunt and Touch a Truck events

Donated to the Sunshine Kids

Donated to St. John Roman Catholic Church’s Soup kitchen

Donated to Oasis Women Shelter

Donated to Pastoralist Child Foundation

Donated to Caldwell Library

Purchased Infrared Camera for North Caldwell Police Department

Purchased defibrillator for Caldwell Senior Center

Donated gift cards to Caldwell Human Food Pantry