Badges & Books Relief Project is a group of first responders, teachers & DPW members supporting local families dealing with extraordinary obstacles.

Our Mission

The mission of Badges & Books Relief Project, (BBRF) is exclusively for charitable purposes and specifically to provide assistance to families within Bergen County, New Jersey who have suffered a crisis and are in need. The organization will focus on aiding families affected by medical issues, economic issues, domestic violence issues, catastrophe such as fire or home damage, or any other related issues. BBRF will provide holiday gifts to children in need, funds for essential items after an incident which would deprive a family of housing, and other types of assistance when a family is in need. Families are identified and vetted before assistance is provided to ensure funds will be used appropriately.

Jason Lanzilotti


Michael Merlo

Vice President

Tracy Lanzilotti


Susan Merlo


Board of Trustees

Betty Madariaga

Lindsay Merlo

Tracy Vu