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Charities We Support 

4-H Rhapsody in Color 

Benny's Bodega

Birth Haven

Blue Ridge Rescue Squad

Branchville Boy Scouts

Branchville Rotary

Brandon's Heart and Sole

Centenary College Softball Team 

Civil Air Patrol Cadets

Domestic Abuse Services, Inc.

Family Promise Of Sussex County

Ginnie's House

Girls on the Run

High Point High School 

Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation

Knights Of Columbus

Manna House

Market Street Mission – Sussex County

Neighbor Helping Neighbor

New Sussex Symphony

Newton Rotary

Northern NJ Veterans Memorial Cemetery


Pocono Mountain Garden Railway Society

Pope John High School 

Samaritan Inn


Sojihuggles Children’s Foundation

Sparta Board of Ed - German Dept

Sparta Boy Scouts

Sparta Girl Scounts

Sparta Community Food Pantry

Sparta Elks

Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council Sussex County Farm and Horse Show

Sussex County Rowing Club

Sussex County Sheriff's Crimestoppers

Sussex County Habitat For Humanity

Sussex County Technical School

Sussex County Technical School Culinary Dept

The Center for Prevention and Counseling

The Franklin Band

Wallkill Valley Regional High School


Giving Back

As a 501(c)(3) organization, one of the top objectives of the German Christmas Market of New Jersey is to support the Sussex County community that we all live in. After “paying the bills” each year, proceeds are donated to local Sussex County charities and non-profits. Funding is awarded in consideration of the services they provided to support the Market or in award of grant requests that have been submitted for GCM Charity Committee approval.

From our 2023 Market proceeds, we are pleased to support 44 charities and non-profits with a total of $122,020. Both the number of organizations supported and the total $$$’s donated are records for the German Christmas Market!!

Since the first Market back in 2001, the German Christmas Market has donated over $620,000 to the Sussex County community.  Please help us achieve our mission to support local charities within Sussex County by considering a sponsorship or personal donation.


The Grant Application process for 2024 begins in June. If you represent a local charity or non-profit, we encourage you to check the Applications page of our website and, if your organization qualifies under the categories we support, to consider submitting a Grant Application.

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Your support is changing lives and I cannot thank you enough for your generosity and compassion. 
God bless you for living out the spirit of Christmas!”

~ Market Street Mission, Sussex County


“For 40 years, the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice has provided those facing the end of life the opportunity to die in comfort and with dignity, regardless of their ability to pay. The demand for these uncompensated services is on the rise each year, which makes your kind gift very meaningful.”

~ Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice


“Your spontaneous giving enables us to provide for the hungry and will warm the hearts and nourish the lives of hundreds throughout the county who have difficulty providing for themselves.”

~ Manna House, Inc.

“Your action is making an incredibly huge positive impact on our children. The ripple effect you have created is massive. While we never learn the full extent of the impact we make, in this instance the impact is beyond anything we could possibly imagine; it is immensely life-changing.” 

~ Sojihuggles Children’s Foundation

“Our organization is founded on the belief that all people should have access to food, personal hygiene, and household products in an atmosphere of dignity and self-respect, I can assure you that your contributions will be used to make a real difference in the lives of the individuals we support.”

~ Connect For Community

“The German Christmas Market is a magical event for families in our community at the holiday season, the ongoing charitable funding you provide makes a difference throughout the year! Thank you so much for the very generous donation toward our Diaper Bank and Caring Closet! We are so excited to help our clients with the funding!”


“Thank you for the generous donation to Girls on the Run NJ North.”

~ Girls on the Run NJ North

“ thrilled we are to be a recipient of money raised by all the people involved with the German Christmas Market, including all the community volunteers. To be able to have such a committed group of people is truly amazing and to bring so much happiness to all that attend is wonderful.”

~ The Center for Prevention and Counseling

“I just want to thank you for the gift raised through the generosity and hard work of the German Christmas Market volunteers.  I am thrilled that people like yourselves recognize the problems of housing insecurity in the area.  Last year FPSC served nearly 2000 households in the county. This is a staggering number, but with rising rents, utility, food, and medical costs, it is becoming more difficult to manage the basic necessities most of us take for granted.  Your generous gift will help us maintain a computer lab for clients to research job openings, secure additional services, update vital personal information, and catch up on email communications.“

~ Family Promise of Sussex County

“ enormous thanks for all you and your team at The German Christmas Market do to help our local charities with their missions.”

~ Birth Haven

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