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Building Prosperous Communities in Burlington and the surrounding counties.

CHAI’s purpose is to aid with the fulfillment of community needs throughout Burlington and the surrounding counties. Our goal is to provide assistance in the areas of Youth Mentorship, Community Development, Leadership and Educational activities. CHAI will work to combine resources with existing organizations, while also creating new opportunities to help improve quality of life for citizens of Burlington and the surrounding counties.


CHAI will continue to host dedicated events for youth and children, conducted in safe environments to improve and enrich their standard of living.


CHAI’s emphasis is to provide programs and activities that will enhance physical and mental health while creating a culture of wellness in our communities.


CHAI’s focus is to cultivate meaningful relationships with  community leaders while bridging the gap to the mainstream of our community culture.


CHAI is dedicated to partnering with the local school districts to aid youth with practical knowledge of Cultural, Informational and Financial literacies.

CHAI Community Christmas Toy Drive 2020

Thanks to all who donated as well as the participants and the drop off locations: Francesco Pizzeria-Ristorante 351 High St #102 Burlington, NJ 08016 & Pizza Village 1702 Mt Holly Rd #1 Burlington Twp, NJ 08016.

We will continue to work hard to make a positive impact on families in our area!

CHAI Local Food Pantry

Making an Impact is our Goal

Within our programs, we aim to bring healing to the diverse families in our surrounding area and beyond. Through our network of providers, we want to help those in need get help in any area of their lives.

Connecting individuals to exceptional outcomes

Our mission is to see the citizens of our neighborhoods achieve sustainable success. As a successful corporation in this community, we feel an obligation to give back. Our programs do not discriminate on race, creed, color or religion. All are welcome, we are in this together.

Families served and counting...

Events Hosted

We invite you to join us in any of our events. Our partners in the community provide, food, entertainment, health screenings and more! We are excited for the next season of partnerships and positive outcomes.


  • Freedom Day Festival
  • Community Clean-up days
  • Thanksgiving Food Basket Giveaway
  • Christmas Toy and Clothing Giveaway
  • Drive-Through Pop Up Food Pantry

Family Fun

Positive Community Impact

Health Screenings

Music & Festivals

Take Action Now

It takes a community effort to make positive change. We urge households to get involved. Volunteer. Donate your time and resources. Invite a friend. Reach out to someone in need. We can help, we want to be a blessing.

Strategic Partnerships

We realize that as a team, we all win. Some of our partners provide resources to help with all types of needs.

  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Career Coaching
  • Virtual Graduation
  • Family Counseling
  • Spiritual Guidance
  • Debt Consulting – Virtual Graduation Celebration Site

Leadership Team

The people are what make our company great. We are fortunate to have passionate individuals who are ready and willing to assist.
Dr. Veronica Pollard

Dr. Veronica Pollard

Founder, VP Outreach

Eric Russell

Eric Russell

Executive Director

Dr. Willie Curry

Dr. Willie Curry

Chief Operating Officer

Trina Peters Vassallo

Trina Peters Vassallo


Marie Williams

Marie Williams


Joshua Russell

Joshua Russell

Board Member

Kevin Lowe

Kevin Lowe

Board Member

Johannah Buissereth

Johannah Buissereth

Board Member

What people are saying about us

“My family is a new resident of Burlington County. When we were adjusting to life here, it was tough. CHAI really came through and helped us find resources to ease the transition.”
Janet Renolds

“I lost my job and didn’t have a lot of options. CHAI helped me find child care and rewrite my resume. With their help, I launched a new career and the future is bright!”
Sara Blankenship

Reach Us

We look forward to hearing from you!
100 East Federal Street,
Burlington, NJ 08016