Halloween 2023

Halloween is an extra special time of year at Matheny! Trunk or Treat, the Halloween Parade, and a special “Cabinet of Curiosities” were all full of creativity, joy, and community in 2023.

As usual, our staff went above and beyond to make this variety of activities possible, and our community enthusiastically supported our patients as they celebrated and showed off their unique costumes.

Thank you to all who made this beautiful (and spooky) season possible. We can’t wait until next year!

Enjoy the full photo album of this year’s activities below!

Miles for Matheny 2023: Full Photo Album

It’s been over six weeks since Miles for Matheny 2023, but we’re still riding high on the joy and fun of the beautiful celebration! Thank you to all the sponsors, donors, cyclists, runners, families, and everyone else who made the event possible.

See an event highlight reel here.

Did you see John Elliott from CBS2 News at the Fairgrounds? We loved sharing our Matheny Magic with John and all those who watched that morning! Catch his coverage of the event here.

Our full event album is below. Please join us in thanking our photographer, the talented Keith Bratcher!


Join Us for Miles for Matheny 2023!

Thank you to all who have already registered for our 26th Annual Miles for Matheny! There’s still time to register and join us on Saturday, June 3rd!

At Miles for Matheny, you can choose from one of five different cycling routes (specially designed by our friends the Bedminster Flyers), our USATF-sanctioned 5K, a high-energy Kids Fun Run, or our beloved and traditional Wheelchair Walk.

Know a friend who likes to cycle or run and would resonate with our mission? Spread the word!

Start or join a fundraising team here.

See the Miles 2023 schedule here.

Feel free to reach out to milesformatheny@matheny.org with any questions!

Celebrating 75 Years of Matheny

On Thursday, October 13th, we were thrilled to be joined up on the hill by parents, supporters, and community members to celebrate 75 years of Matheny magic! It was wonderful to reconnect with old friends, see some new faces, and share both our history and the exciting plans on the horizon.

Thank you for your support! We cannot wait to continue telling the Matheny story – for the next 75 years, and beyond!

If you were able to join us on Thursday, we hope you had as much fun as we did! If you were unable to attend, we hope you enjoy these video and photo highlights!

75th Anniversary Video

75th Anniversary Slideshow

Event Photo Album

A Stirling Donation

David Karner, Vice President of the Lord Stirling School, and board of trustees members, Michael Hecht and Joe Garlayda recently presented a check in the amount of $60,000 to Matheny. The board of the now closed Lord Stirling School disbursed funds to several charities. Their donation to Matheny is earmarked for the Matheny School and life enrichment.

Pictured from left: Anne Bruno, Matheny School Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction; Michael Hecht; Matheny President and CEO Bill Kent; David Karner; Joe Garlayda; and Aimee Hunnewell, Chief Development Officer at Matheny.

Matheny, headquartered in Peapack, NJ is a special hospital and school providing exceptional care and an optimal quality of life for children and adults with special needs and medically complex developmental disabilities.

Filling Up for Matheny

Somerset Shell gas station raises funds to help people with disabilities

Restas Car Care is participating in Shell’s The Giving Pump promotion. One gas pump at the station will be specially branded as The Giving Pump. Fill up at that pump and part of the purchase will be donated to support Matheny. The promotion runs through September 30th.

Owner Frank Restas has participated for many years in a holiday party hosted by the CARS auto enthusiasts’ organization at Matheny. “Making Matheny the beneficiary of this promotion was an easy choice,” says Restas. “My family and I have enjoyed celebrating the holidays at Matheny for many years.” Matheny’s Chief Development Officer, Aimee Hunnewell, thanked Mr. Restas for his generosity, “We are so lucky that Mr. Restas chose us as a recipient. He is a longtime volunteer and friend to the people we serve and for that we are extremely grateful.”

Restas Car Care is located at 1873 Amwell Road in Somerset, NJ. A family owned business, it is a full service automotive repair shop providing quality car care. Restas Car Care recently celebrated its 75th anniversary.

Miles for Matheny 2022 – Full Photo Album

Check out our full Miles for Matheny 2022 Photo Album! Thanks to everyone who helped make this wonderful event happen! It was great to gather with our community and supporters.

*All photos by Keith Bratcher. Thank you, Keith!