Family Promise Donation List

Family Promise:  A shelter for homeless families in Jersey City:
As a proud partner of Family Promise, JCFamilies collects donations at all our events for this wonderful organization. The main items requested are baby supplies, toiletries, and school supplies.  See the complete list below:
JCFamilies is happy to support the work of Family Promise.  This non-profit organization is working to end family homelessness, keep families together, and offer services to help families in need.
Family Promise works to address the root causes of homelessness, provides mentoring and education, and is raising voices to affect public policy regarding affordable housing and a living wage.  We are proud to support this community organization.
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Baby Supplies

Diapers and wipes Formula
Baby food


Soap (any size or kind) Shampoo
Feminine products Toothpaste Toothbrushes Mouthwash

Toilet paper
Razors and shaving cream

School Supplies

Paper Pens Backpacks Folders Notebooks Pencils

Other Items:

Cleaning supplies
Gift Cards for Target, Shoprite or BJ’s
Non-perishable snacks, breakfast supplies or lunch items-especially soups, microwave mac and cheese and cup-o-noodles

Please note that we cannot accept clothing, pillows, bedding or stuffed animals.


Full size Liquid Soap (any size or kind) Full Size Shampoo
Feminine products

Toilet paper
Paper Towels
Razors and shaving cream Travel Size Toiletries

Wet Wipes Kan-do Wipes

Please note that we cannot accept clothing, pillows, bedding or stuffed animals.

Did you know that this year, more than 2.5 million American children and their family will experience homelessness?

Homeless families are often hidden from our view—they are living in shelters, cars, campgrounds, or doubled up in overcrowded apartments. The most cited reasons for family homelessness are: lack of affordable housing, unemployment and poverty.


Charitable Organizations in Jersey City

Charitable Organizations in Jersey City

Are you looking to volunteer time or make a donation to a local organization that works within the JC community? Our list of Charitable Organizations in Jersey City is a great place to start. These organizations are working on the ground to combat homelessness, poverty, abuse, and neglect. In our list, you’ll find an organization that works to improve literacy in schools and runs a summer camp for low income students. Another organization focuses on senior citizens, their caregivers, and mentoring youth. The list includes shelters for women and children, programs to help them get back on their feet and build self-esteem. However you may be drawn to help, our list of Charitable Organizations in Jersey City will assist in choosing the right place to contribute your time or money or both.

Family Promise

71 Summit Ave, Summit, NJ 07901

Phone: (908) 273-1100

**Hudson County location still under construction**

Rebuilding Together Jersey City

P.O. Box 472

Jersey City, NJ 07303


Email: [email protected]

Educational Arts Team

300 Morris Pesin Drive

Jersey City, NJ 07305

Phone: 201-432-1911/1912

Fax: 201-221-7657

General & Camp Liberty Inquiries: [email protected]

Carmine Tabone, Executive Director : [email protected]


Angela Cares

Jersey City Headquarters:

Local: 201-685-7273

Toll Free: 800-795-8819

696 Ocean Avenue

Jersey City, NJ 07305

New City Kids

240 Fairmount Ave

Jersey City, NJ 07306


St Lucys Shelter

619 Grove St.

Jersey City ,NJ 07310


York Street Project

89 York St

Jersey City, NJ 07301


Women Rising

270 Fairmount Ave.

Jersey City, NJ 07306



Hoboken Grace in Hamilton Park

158 Erie St

Jersey City, NJ 07302

Email: [email protected]

Church World Service Jersey City


Email: [email protected]



The City of Jersey City has been celebrating the Mayor’s Toy Drive since 1996 and on Friday, December 15, 2017 Mayor Fulop of Jersey City will host the 21st Annual Toy Drive at City Hall.

Last year, over 900 children (ages 1 to 12) preregistered for the event and this year they expect even more. With that being said, please donate new unopened toys for needy children in Jersey City. The drop-off location will be at the Resident Response Center in City Hall at 280 Grove Street, Room 106, Jersey City, NJ 07302.



The 7th Annual Jersey City Ties Holiday Toy Drive & Happy Hour will take place on Saturday, December 2 at HopsScotch (286 Washington St. in Downtown JC)

All toys and gifts collected will be distributed to members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County.

Attendees are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy or gift card appropriate for children ages 5-17 years old. You can also make a cash donation, which will be used to purchase additional toys and gift cards for the kids. Cash donations will be matched by Jersey City Ties, up to $350.

Most-wanted toys include:

– Sports equipment (especially footballs and basketballs)
– Lego sets
– Board games
– Dolls (especially Barbies and American Girl Dolls)
– Action figures
– Arts & crafts kits
– Hot Wheels
– Paw Patrol
– Doc McStuffins
– Play-Doh sets
– Nerf balls (no Nerf guns, please!)

If you can’t make it on the 2nd, never fear – just drop them an email at [email protected] and they will arrange for a way to collect your donation.



The Jersey City Anti-Violence Coalition Movement will deliver toys to various organizations that serve needy families with your help. Let’s support one another while bringing a smile to some tiny faces.

Donations can be dropped off or picked up for your convenience.

They are asking 2 toys per person , one for a boy and one for a girl ages 0 to 12 years old.

Please call 201 589-8322 for more information. Deadline to donations: 12/21/17 Distribution: 12/23/17



 Help spread smiles this holiday season! Weichert, Realtors is thrilled to host its 39th Annual Weichert Toy Drive. Members of the community are invited to drop off new, unwrapped toys at the company’s sales offices through December 15.

More info:



At “Project: MARKET” on Dec 2nd and 3rd, there will be a toy drive to benefit families throughout the area. New and unwrapped toys can be brought to the market. The market will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.outside of Jersey City’s City Hall on Grove and Montgomery streets.



On Dec 2nd and 3rd there will be a toy bin at Project Greenville for new and unwrapped toys to be donated to a local charity. The event at Project Greenville, Winter Wonderland, will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. each night. The event will take place at Project Greenville, located at 128 Winfield Ave.



The Jersey City Fire Department’s Capt. Mark V. Lee Sr. Christmas Fund Toy Drive is underway and will go until Dec. 22. They are looking for new, unwrapped toys or monetary donations. The donations can be dropped off at any firehouse throughout Jersey City.

In addition to it, the JCFD Toy Drive is including  a Pub Crawl & Mother Show at White Eagle Hall on Dec 2d and portions of all ticket sales will go to the Jersey City Fire Department Holiday Toy Drive. Ticket holders are requested to bring new toys that be collected at White Eagle Hall.

More details at:



At the Landmark Loew’s Jersey theater on Dec. 9, there will be a toy drive along with a visit from Santa. Pictures can be taken from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pets are welcome to come for pictures from noon to 1:30 p.m. Digital pictures are $5, but are free if a child brings a new, unwrapped toy for the toy drive. The theater is located at 54 Journal Square.

89 York St, Jersey City, NJ , 07302 – Phone (201) 451-8225

Kenmare High School | St. Joseph’s Home | The Nurturing Place | St. Mary’s Residence

Helping women and children break the cycle of poverty since 1989

It’s not your traditional holiday wishes but this is what York Street Project  needs:

  • Twin bedding (dire need – we have none)
  • Pedialyte
  • adult and children cold medicines /cough medicines
  • stroller rain covers – plastic see through ones


Clothes donations in Jersey City

The holiday season is upon us, and all too often we can get caught up in the spectacle of gift giving (and receiving) that the holidays can bring. This season has put our focus on giving back on a larger scale to those in need.

Please see below upcoming volunteer opportunities for 2016 holiday season:

 T H A N K S G I V I N G


Angela CARES, Inc.

696 Ocean Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07305 – Phone: 201-685-7273

Will be delivering Thanksgiving meals to senior citizens and the home bound throughout Hudson County. If you know a senior citizen in Hudson County or would like to volunteer call 201-685-7273 or email [email protected]


Greater Deliverance Baptist Church

178 Monticello Ave., Jersey City, NJ  – Phone: 201-669-7608

Will host a meal giveaway from 11 am to 3 pm. To volunteer or more information on the event, call 201.669.7608 or 201.557.8844.


Fountain of Salvation Church

324 Communipaw Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07306

Will host its Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 6 to 8 pm. To RSVP, volunteer or donate, call 201.435.0000


St. John the Baptist Church

3026 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07306 – Phone: 201-438-0741

Will be serving hot Thanksgiving dinners on Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To volunteer or to have a meal delivered, call Jimmy King at 201-438-0741.




 Jersey Cares

Frosty’s Friends

About Frosty’s Friends: We don’t have to tell you that there are millions of children in need of joy and cheer all over the world – and so many here in our own New Jersey backyard. Each year, Jersey Cares receives more than 3,000 letters to Frosty from children who may not normally receive any gifts during the holidays. Help us spread some of that needed support and cheer by becoming one of Frosty’s Friends.

How the Program Works: Jersey Cares connects children in need with individual volunteers, corporate groups, and community groups throughout New Jersey. Each participating volunteer or group will receive letters written by children between the ages of 3-16 (pictures may be provided from children under the age of 5). Frosty’s Friends volunteers then purchase a gift by Wednesday, December 14, 2016 and mail or deliver it directly to the child via the nonprofit organization (vetted and approved by Jersey Cares) that serves the child. Click HERE to register to receive letters. We will begin distributing letters on November 5th.

Amazon Wish List: This year, Jersey Cares has created an Amazon Wish List through which volunteers who do not wish to receive letters can still provide gifts for children in need. To donate a gift online using our Amazon Wish List, click HERE.


Jersey Cares

21st Annual Jersey Cares Coat Drive

Children and Adults in Our NJ Community Need Coats – DONATE A NEW COAT TODAY!

Donating Coats: Coats may be dropped off between November 1, 2016 and December 7, 2016 at all public collection sites. Many collection sites are not prepared for bulk coat donations. If you have more than ten coats to donate, please call ahead or consider registering your own collection and scheduling a delivery to one of our central drop-off points. For a list of public collection sites, click HERE.

Online Drive: If you don’t have a used coat to donate, you can donate a coat online at

Collecting Coats: By forming your own collection site, you offer your friends, family, and neighbors a convenient location to donate their coats and ensure that more coats make it to people in need. You can establish a private or public collection site for the length of the coat drive or for a shorter period of time (i.e., two months, two weeks, a few days, or just one day). A public collection site is open to anyone to drop off coats and will be listed on the Jersey Cares website; a private collection site is open only to people whom you invite to drop off coats.  All collection sites need to register on the Jersey Cares website. After we receive your Collection Site Registration Form, Jersey Cares will send you a Collection Site Kit that includes posters, host site instructions, coat sorting instructions and directions to your nearest Jersey Cares central drop-off point for coat drop-offs. Please note that all collection sites need to deliver their coats directly to their local central drop-off point. We are not able to provide individual pick-ups due to the size of this program.

Sorting Coats: Volunteer sorting projects will be held from November through December for ages 4 and up. Please visit the Jersey Cares Volunteer Opportunity Calendar to register for an opportunity. On Saturday, December 10th, Jersey Cares will hold its annual Sort Off at each central drop-off point where volunteers will sort and distribute the last of the donated coats.

Jersey Cares volunteers will gather at Central Drop Off Points across the state. Together they will sort and distribute coats to partner agencies in the surrounding community. This event represents the culmination of a huge endeavor uniting individuals, companies and agencies throughout the state to keep our neighbors warm.



09:00am – 11:00am: Coat Sorting

11:00am – 01:00pm: Coat Distribution Sorting: Volunteers will sort thousands of coats from collections sites across the state.

COAT PREP: Volunteers will sort and bag donations as well as distribute donations to agencies upon their arrival Note: Volunteers will receive specific assignments upon arrival. Please wear comfortable clothing, DRESS VERY WARM and keep in mind there is no storage space for personal belongings.


Christmas Outreach Liquid Church

Jersey City location:

New City Kids , 240 Fairmount Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Join Liquid Church as they pack a record-breaking 500,000 meals. This will be a family-friendly outreach and volunteers of all ages and stages will be welcome. They will be gathering in 7 locations across 6 counties. Jersey City location is listed above. Event will take place December 3rd starting at 9am. There will be a photo booth and holiday treats for all!


York Street Project

89 York Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.451.8225

The mission of the York Street Project is to weave innovative programs that shelter, feed, educate and promote the healing and independence of persons in need, especially women and their children.

(Please note due to health regulations they can only accept new, unopened items. Pajamas, T-shirts, socks and underwear must still have tags on.)

 Items needed:

Shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, comb, note pad and pen, pajamas (sizes for children and adults) , t-shirts, socks, underwear, gallon size zip lock bags, small toys (for children’s kits)

For more ideas on what is needed, please visit York Streets Amazon Wish List:


Jersey Cares First Night Kit

290 West Mount Pleasant Ave., Suite #1320, Livingston, NJ 07039

Jersey Cares has established the First Night Kit Program. Throughout the year, Jersey Cares manages projects in which volunteers assemble kits for domestic violence shelters, transitional housing facilities, runaway safe havens, foster homes and other agencies with transitional populations in need of hygiene items on the “first night” of their stay. Once we receive a certain number of items, projects are scheduled in our calendar to assemble the kits, which are then donated to participating agencies in need.

Items to Collect: (This is an ongoing initiative; there is no deadline for collected items.

Please note that they can accept ONLY new, unopened items. Pajamas, T-shirts, socks and underwear must still have tags on. They cannot accept used clothing.

Items needed for First Night Kits include:

Shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, comb, note pad and pen, pajamas (sizes for children and adults) , t-shirts, socks, underwear, gallon size zip lock bags, small toys (for children’s kits)

Delivery Information

Please deliver or ship all items directly to the Jersey Cares Office:

Attn: First Night Kit Program

Jersey Cares, 290 West Mount Pleasant Ave., Suite #1320, Livingston, NJ