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"Change for the Fell House"

P1000940 Help Save Fell House: Donate Your Spare Change

Put the extra coins you have lying around the house to great use with a new TD Bank program at called “Change for the Fell House.”

All you need to do is bring your coins to a local TD Bank branch – including  Allendale, Mahwah, Ridgewood and Wyckoff -- and tell the teller you want the money to go to the Concerned Citizens of Allendale, the non-profit group dedicated to preserving the historic house.

The Fell House is located across the Franklin Turnpike from the 107-acre Celery Farm Natural Area.

Put the loose change into the coin-counting machine known affectionately as the “Penny Arcade” and bring the receipt to the teller. The money will be deposited into the account of this young 501(c)(3) charity.

P1000938 The Concerned Citizens of Allendale has saved the Fell House from the wrecker’s ball and is now turning the home and 2.8-acre property into a community resource. The effort takes sweat and dedication – and your help.

The Fell House was the Revolutionary War hero John Fell, who led the American resistance efforts against the British in Bergen County. He was arrested by Loyalists in that very house and thrown into a British prison in Manhattan for more than eight months.

Fell kept a secret diary that documented the wretched conditions of the jails. Far more Americans died in British jails in New York City during the Revolution than on the battlefield.