Helping You Help Others

Since 1959


Since 1959, United Givers Plan of Packanack Lake (UGP) has contributed over $1.6 million to support local beneficiaries. Each fall during our fundraising appeal, continued contributions from members and non-members in the Packanack Lake boundaries help make Packanack a remarkably generous community. Please visit the following for a list of our current beneficiaries.


The UGP is a charitable organization that strives to make it easy for Packanack community members to fulfill their desire to be charitable. UGP serves as a central collection point for allocating donations in support of a broad array of local Packanack, Wayne Township, and Passaic County area charities. The UGP all-volunteer board ensures contributions are granted to organizations aligned with our Mission. Specifically, we focus on:

Supporting the Youth
Feeding the Hungry
Helping Challenged Adults
Comforting the Abused
Healing the Sick
Aiding the Addicted

All potential beneficiaries are required to submit mission statements and financial statements each year. Three criteria are used to determine the amount of beneficiary funding:

Value of the organization to society
Financial need
Localness of the community it serves


If you'd like to donate by check, please make your check out to ""UGP"" and mail it to the address below or you can place it in the UGP Donation box at the Packanack Lake Club House.

Mail to: UGP, PO Box 1835, Wayne NJ, 07470

If you'd like to donate by credit card, click on the Donate button below. You do not need a PayPal account. Click the button and click on "Don't have a PayPal account" at the bottom of the page.

NEW: Amazon Partners with UGP

Give back while shopping online. Logon to Amazon Smile and 0.5% of your purchase will support UGP and its beneficiaries. Search and select United Givers Plan of Pack A Nack Lake Inc.and place your order. Thanks for supporting UGP when you shop!


Follow our progress each month the Pack-a-News. Share the UGP mission and our community's unique legacy of generosity with family and friends. Be sure to read the back of the UGP Annual Appeal letter to see the distribution of your annual contributions to the Beneficiaries.


If you are interested in volunteering your time and talent, contact the Packanack Lake Clubhouse at 973-696-3524. Most work is done on your own schedule. UGP needs help in promotion and publicity, thank yous, assisting in the main mailing in October as well as the follow-ups later in the year. Meetings for Board Members are held quarterly and include evaluating new donor requests, reviewing the status of our beneficiaries, but mostly to gain new ideas for promoting UGP.


I am heartened by the generosity of our Packanack neighbors supporting the UGP.

Paul Oesterle, President UGP