Animal Shelters in and Around Jersey City

Animal Shelters in and Around Jersey City

Stray, unowned, and abandoned animals continue to roam around the streets in Jersey City. Thankfully, there are hardworking and compassionate people behind every Animal Shelter in Hudson County and neighboring counties across New Jersey. The rescue of these furry companions makes all the difference in their lives and the lives of the loving family that they will be part of. We created a list with every Animal Shelter in and around Jersey City.

We thank all those people who give unselfishly to the saving and placement of these furry friends, and we hope that any heartache you encounter is overwhelmed by the happiness you make.

If you are a pet owner, check out our list of pet-friendly places in Jersey City.

Liberty Humane Society

Animal Shelters in and Around Jersey City

235 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305

Liberty Humane Society is an urban animal shelter & welfare organization located at the heart of Jersey City. LHS works to re-home the unclaimed animals who come into its care and they educate the community, volunteers, staff and potential adopters on responsible pet ownership, animal care and how to develop humane and compassionate relationships with animals.  LHS offers low-cost wellness clinics which includes spay/neuter and vaccinations.

Donations and adoption applications can be submitted through their website. For more information, click here.


Final Hope Animal Rescue

Animal Shelters in and Around Jersey City

6 Congress St. Jersey City, NJ 07307

Final Hope is a small animal rescue organization that strives to provide help to New Jersey’s abandoned and neglected cats and dogs. Utilizing their foster home and volunteer network, Final Hope provides temporary boarding, socialization, and veterinary care to the abandoned cats and dogs, with a final mission to find them permanent homes and loving, caring and responsible owners.

To learn more or to send donations, please click here.

Metro Cat Rescue

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297 Griffith St. Jersey City, NJ 07307

Metro Cat Rescue saves kittens and cats from sickness, starvation, and death in the streets. MCR coordinates with volunteer care of many outdoor cats in a number of colonies. Metro Cat Rescue is accepting donations on their GoFund me page in order to feed and care for cats and kittens.


Visit Metro Cat Rescue’s Facebook page here.

Hudson County Animal League

597 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 07002

Hudson County Animal League is an adoption agency based in Bayonne New Jersey. Services include the following;

  • Rescue/foster abandoned animals
  • Promote and subsidize spay/neuter services
  • Adopt animals into permanent loving homes
  • Provide information and referrals on responsible pet care
  • Trap/neuter/release feral cats
  • Assist with veterinary services for the indigent

For more information, click here.

Secaucus Animal Shelter

Animal Shelters in and Around Jersey City

525 Meadowlands Pkwy Secaucus, NJ 07094

The Secaucus Animal Shelter is dedicated to saving animals. They rescue abandoned, abused and injured animals. Secaucus Animal Shelter works on rehabilitating animals back to health. They vaccinate, spay or neuter; and find them loving adoptive homes. Similar to animal shelters listed, they also have volunteering opportunities for everyone.
For more information, visit their website.

The staff at the animal shelters are doing an important job in keeping cats and dogs off the street. Every volunteer gives their time in making sure each furry companion is going to a loving home. Whether you are looking to adopt or foster, there is an animal for everyone. If you are not ready to make a new addition to your home, show your support for these animal shelters by donating or volunteering.

Where To Donate Your Clothes All Year Round

You’ve gone through your family’s closet and you realize that there’s a massive pile of clothes that you don’t wear anymore. But, what do you do with the clothes once you’ve gathered them up? You should donate them! There are several organizations that are taking second hand and lightly used clothing even after the holiday season ends. We created a list of places where you can donate your clothes all year round near Jersey City and on a national and international scale!

Dress For Success

591 Summit Ave #505, Jersey City

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Most of the apparel they provide to their clients comes from other women in the community and hosting a donation drive is a great way to support Dress for Success. Click here to find the location nearest to you. There’s even a Hudson County branch!

Big Brother, Big Sister Foundation

The Big Brother Big Sister Foundation turns gently used goods into treasure! Through their “Clean Up Clutter for a Good Cause” campaign, cleaning out your closet does your space and the community good! Not sure what to donate? They provide a list of acceptable and non acceptable items.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army provides clothing distribution services to families in need! There are several ways to donate your gently used clothes. You can arrange a pickup by calling 1-800-SA-TRUCK or find a drop off location near you with the use of your zip code!


GreenDrop provides the most convenient way to donate gently used clothing and household goods to assist charitable programs for American Red Cross, Military Order of the Purple Heart, National Federation of the Blind, and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Philadelphia. GreenDrop accepts all articles of clothing, shoes, blankets and bedding, as well as tools, collectibles, kitchenware, toys, small appliances, electronics, musical instruments and sporting goods. You can drop it off at a location near you or schedule a home pick up! is a service of Vietnam Veterans of America. They will pick up your used clothes and household goods at your convenience and use them to support programs that address the concerns and needs of all veterans.

St. Mary Advocates

536 Garden Street, Hoboken, NJ

St. Mary Advocates, formerly known as the Hoboken University Medical Center Auxiliary, has a goal to raise funds for health care and health education. They accept household and clothing donations in good condition. St. Mary Advocates generated $37,000 from 2018 donations alone!


When you donate your things to Goodwill, you are creating opportunities for those in need to thrive and gain access to necessary items. Once you gather clothes you are ready to donate, give them a careful look over. It’s a good idea to give your local Goodwill a call to find out any rules or restrictions on items. There’s a store located at 2815 John F Kennedy Blvd, right here in Jersey City! Once your items are all cleared, drop it off at your nearest location.

Planet Aid 

Planet Aid’s mission is to inform, mobilize, and inspire individuals and communities to work together to bring about worldwide environmental and social progress. The projects they support aims to protect the environment, reduce waste, and increase the efficient use of vital resources. Planet Aid has clothing bins available for you to drop off clothes that you want to donate. There is one located at 1514 Willow Avenue in Hoboken!

Looking to drop off clothes at any time of the day near you? There are clothing donation bins located in Newport Plaza near Best Buy as well as Washington Blvd near Modell’s Sporting Goods!

Lending a helping hand is always appreciated no matter what time of year it is!

Charity Highlights for this month: New City Kids and WomenRising

Charity Highlights for this month: New City Kids and WomenRising

As a family community JCFamilies are encouraging families to get involved and support the local charities. In all of our events we invite local charities to come and connect with our families.

There are a great variety of charitable organizations in Jersey City, and this month we are collecting for  New City Kids  and WomenRising. JCFamilies wants to involve families and children in Jersey City to give back to the community.

About New City Kids: New City Kids offers after school programming for local low-income youth. Children and teens get a chance to explore music and academics in a creative and fun environment. Though there are many challenges of urban life, especially for youth, these programs give children a safe place to feel and hear that they are valued and loved. New City Kids aims to draw children into hope by developing in them skills, talents, and desires for their future. By surrounding them with a community of love and development, New City Kids strive to set youth on a path of transformation that will carry them forward for the rest of their lives.

Donation List for New City Kids

Variety of snacks, new toys, and gently used books and instruments such as keyboards, drum sets, bass guitars, amps, etc.

About WomenRising: WomenRising: For over 110 years, WomenRising has been helping women and their families. Our clients are in need – in need of jobs, safety from domestic violence, freedom from substance abuse, safe homes for children.

WomenRising meets these needs by providing supportive counseling, crisis intervention, workforce development and job placement, shelter for victims of domestic violence, outreach, advocacy, and referrals.

WomenRising is the foremost community-based organization for women in Hudson County. WomenRising assists women and their families to achieve self-sufficiency and live safe, productive and fulfilling lives, through social services, economic development, and advocacy services.

Donation List for WomenRising

New Twin sheet sets, pillows, towels, hats, scarves, gloves

With the holidays coming WomenRising give their clients gift cards to shop for their own gifts. Target, Walmart, Visa, Master card, Acme.

For families that wants to participate in donating goods to New City Kids or WomenRising, please collect and bring one or more of the listed items to our upcoming events. Please look for a JCFamilies Team Member and we can coordinate where you can drop off your items, or bring the the items to the JCFamilies table.

Our upcoming events where we are collecting items are: 

JC Harvest Festival, October 13th at 10 am to 1 pm.
Annual Halloween Parade, October 24th at 4 pm to 7 pm.
JC Halloween Spooktacular, October 27h at 4pm to 8 pm.


Volunteer Opportunities In and Around Jersey City

Volunteer Opportunities In and Around Jersey City

If you’re looking for ways to give back in Hoboken and Jersey City you’re in luck! There are numerous organizations with upcoming and ongoing volunteer opportunities in and around Jersey City!


121 Newark Ave, Jersey City

JCFamilies is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization born and raised with love Jersey City! JCFamilies is a largest and fastest growing family/parents community in Jersey City Since 2010, JCFamilies has been dedicated to serving and supporting families in the Jersey City and surrounding areas.We bring parents and families from the local communities together through our free events and meet-ups! JCFamilies is always looking for volunteers and blog writers. Find out here how you can donate, volunteer and become part of the family!

Liberty Humane Society

235 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City

Looking to work with some furry friends? Liberty Human Society‘s mission is to foster a community of compassion and respect, and provide animals in need with a chance at a lifelong, loving home which is why it belongs on our list of Volunteer Opportunities In and Around Jersey City! The Liberty Humane Society is an open admission shelter that contracts with Jersey City, Bayonne and Hoboken. Volunteers play a major role in helping the shelter run smoothly! Find out how you can help here.

York Street Project

89 York St, Jersey City

The York Street Project provides innovative programs that shelter, feed, educate and promote the healing and independence of persons in need, especially women and their children. There are plenty of ongoing volunteer opportunities with the York Project!

Women Rising

270 Fairmount Ave, Jersey City

For over 110 years, WomenRising is the foremost community-based organization for women in Hudson County! The organization assists women and their families to achieve self-sufficiency and live safe, productive and fulfilling lives, through social services, economic development, and advocacy services. You can find a list of current volunteer opportunities here!

Hoboken Historical Museum

1301 Hudson St, Hoboken

As a small, nonprofit the Hoboken Historical Museum’s mission is to showcase Hoboken’s rich history. Volunteering with the museum is a great way to stay involved with the community! They greatly appreciate donations and volunteers. Check out their list of volunteer opportunities and learn about their exciting opportunities!

Team Walker

373 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City

Team Walker was founded in 1996 by Jersey City natives, Jerry and Jasper Walker to provide a better quality of life for the children of Jersey City. Team Walker offers youth academic and athletic programs as well as community outreach programs. They have amazing opportunities to volunteer around the holidays!

Party With A Purpose

P.O. Box 1045 Hoboken, New Jersey

It’s all about working hard and playing hard with Party With A Purpose! Helping out while having a good time is exactly why this organization has  spot on our list of Volunteer Opportunities In and Around Jersey City. This is a 100% volunteer based, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded on the concept of producing great events to raise money for children’s charities and bring the community together in the process. Volunteer meetings are held in Hoboken but there are plenty of events in and around Hoboken providing plenty of opportunities to join the team!

Jersey Cares

290 W Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston

Established in 1993, Jersey Cares envisions a New Jersey in which everyone is motivated and empowered to make a positive difference! For youths and adults alike Jersey Cares increases the level of meaningful volunteer engagement by creating impactful projects that address critical community-identified needs. Once you register to be a volunteer, you can choose from hundred of volunteer opportunities!

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.
Check out our Amazon wish list Link:

Donate online at

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 donate your time or money or both!

Family Promise

71 Summit Ave, Summit, NJ 07901 – Phone: 908-273-1100

With humble beginnings, Family Promise has been working towards ending family homelessness. Family Promise has come to represent not just the programs that touch the lives of more than 93,000 people in need annually and engage more than 200,000 volunteers. It represents a national movement that believes we can address family homelessness—right here in our own communities! There are numerous ways to get involved from volunteering to hosting events!


Rebuilding Together Jersey City

P.O. Box 472 Jersey City, NJ 07303 – Phone: 201-222-2636

Email: [email protected]

The mission of Rebuilding Together is to preserve and revitalize houses and communities, assuring that low-income homeowners, from the elderly and disable to families with children, live in warmth, safety, and independence! The New Jersey chapter is one of the 245 nation-wide affiliates of the largest, non-sectarian, nonprofit, home rehabilitation organization in the United States. You can make donations right on their site!


Educational Arts Team

300 Morris Pesin Drive Jersey City, NJ 07305 – Phone: 201-432-1911/1912

Changing Children’s Hearts and Minds Through the Arts.” This message that drives the Educational Arts Team which is why they’re on our list of Charitable Organizations in Jersey City! The Educational Arts Team believes in a world in which all children have the opportunity to think, create, reflect, and be heard within a community of engaged learners. The fun keeps going all year round with Camp Liberty, their day camp! Since it began in 1974, Camp Liberty has evolved into a multifaceted enriching recreational, artistic and cultural experience for children ages 6 to 15 to learn, grow, and create.

General & Camp Liberty Inquiries: [email protected]



696 Ocean Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07305 – Local: 201-685-7273 / Toll Free: 800-795-8819

AngelaCARES, Inc. (ACI) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization which began on October 20, 2011. AngelaCARES values teamwork, respect, accountability and innovation! With programs such as the Connie V. Gilchrist Alzheimer’s Fund, diaper distributions and more, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved! You can even start your own AngelaCARES chapter!



New City Kids

240 Fairmount Ave Jersey City, NJ 07306 – Phone: 201-915-9896

New City Kids offers after school programming for local low-income youth. Children and teens get a chance to explore music and academics in a creative and fun environment! New City Kids aims to give children a safe place to feel and hear that they are valued and loved while they develop skills, talents and desires for their future! You can find out how to volunteer with New City Kids here.


St Lucy’s Shelter

619 Grove St. Jersey City ,NJ 07310 – Phone: 201-656-7201

St. Lucy’s Emergency Shelter is an emergency shelter facility for single women and men offering emergency housing and food for those in need. The shelter is monitored 24-hour, 7-day-a-week, year-round. St. Lucy’s Shelter meets with those in need and assess their situation. Then the shelter refers clients to one or more of the following services: welfare, SSI, unemployment, job training and job search, education and mental-health treatment programs and more. The shelter provides two meals a day, clothing as well as a shower program and outreach services for the unsheltered homeless.


York Street Project

89 York St Jersey City, NJ 07301 – Phone: 201-451-9838

The York Street Project provides innovative programs that shelter, feed, educate and promote the healing and independence of persons in need, especially women and their children. The services of the York Street Project are currently offered in the three building structures at 81 and 89 York Street and at 240 Washington Street, Jersey City, New Jersey. There are many ways you can hep in making the needs and wants of families come true with endless volunteer and donation opportunities!


Women Rising

270 Fairmount Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07306 – Phone: 201-333-5700

WomenRising has been providing the ingredients for change for over 110 years making it a perfect fit on our list of Charitable Organizations in Jersey City! WomenRising is the foremost community-based organization for women in Hudson County and it assists women and their families to achieve self-sufficiency and live safe, productive and fulfilling lives, through social services, economic development, and advocacy services. In 2017 the organization served 15,000 individuals, advised over 1,200 women on legal options and much more! Make sure to keep up with their events and how to get involved!


Hoboken Grace in Hamilton Park

158 Erie St Jersey City, NJ 07302

Email: [email protected]

Since it began in 2008, Hoboken Grace has strived to show the unbelievable and unconditional love for the community through religion. Whether it’s Sunday morning service or community event, Hoboken Grace wants to make sure you feel right at home from the moment you arrive.


Church World Service Jersey City

26 Journal Sq Jersey City, New Jersey – Phone: 1-800-297-1516

Email: [email protected]

CWS Jersey City has fast become a center for the resettlement of refugees in diverse and vibrant communities across Northern New Jersey! The organization provides comprehensive case management and employment services aimed at empowering newly arrived refugees to build a foundation for long-term self-sufficiency and success in the United States. Services for refugees include basic needs support, case management, health access assistance, intensive job preparation and placement services and more!

Hope House

246 Second Street Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: 201-420-1070

Hope House is an emergency shelter for homeless women with children. Housing up to 20 mothers and their children, the program offers short-term supervised residence, including three meals a day, assessment/planning, case management, housing, education, food, and clothing.


Family Promise of Hudson County Opens Its Doors

Family Promise of Hudson County Opens Its Doors to Serve Homeless Families in the Community :

Family Promise of Hudson County, a new nonprofit providing temporary shelter to homeless families in the community, officially opened its doors. A local affiliate of a national nonprofit, Family Promise works to keep entire homeless families together by relying on places of worship, or host congregations, to provide shelter. All host congregations are currently based in Jersey City and Hoboken, with additional support from congregations in Hoboken and Bayonne.

“There are a number of organizations and programs that provide incredible support for the homeless in Hudson County,” explains Tiffany Kane, Executive Director of Family Promise of Hudson County. “However, there are few offerings for homeless families that allow the entire family to find shelter and services together. Through Family Promise’s unique shelter model, children will be able to remain in their schools, parents can remain at their jobs, and entire families will be able to receive services through our case management and support system.”

Each night, families will stay at one of Family Promise of Hudson County’s host congregations. Each day, they will travel to the Family Promise drop-in center, located at Fountain of Salvation Church in Jersey City. There, families will receive services to ensure they get back on their feet, which will include counseling, connections to local resources (such as health care), and housing assistance.

The community welcomed Family Promise of Hudson County with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony on February 22, 2018, at Fountain of Salvation Church. After remarks from Executive Director Tiffany Kane, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, Hudson County Freeholder Anthony Romano, and Caroline Caulfield, Correspondence Coordinator for U.S. Senator Cory Booker, the ribbon was cut to officially offer services to homeless families.

In front of local community leaders, including elected officials, host and support congregation representatives and other friends, Family Promise of Hudson County announced that CarePoint Health will be its exclusive healthcare partner.

“CarePoint has been actively involved in Hoboken and Jersey City in working to provide health care services to the homeless community, however, families at risk of homelessness do not always have the network or services available to help them,” says Peter Daniels, Chief Operating Officer of CarePoint Health“When we heard about Family Promise and the work they will be doing in the community, we immediately wanted to get involved as health care partners to help reach this often overlooked community.”

For more information on Family Promise of Hudson County, or for ways to get involved with the organization, please visit Displaced or homeless families should contact Garden State Episcopal at (201) 209-9301 or the homeless hotline at 211.

About Family Promise of Hudson County
The mission of Family Promise is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response. Family Promise’s envisions a nation in which every family has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future. For more information on Family Promise of Hudson County, please visit

Who We Are: Family Promise of Hudson County is a non-profit that will

help to house homeless families within Hudson County.

What We Do: In addition to providing emergency sheltering, we will also provide case management and connection to resources. Our goal is to help families find sustainable and successful housing solutions.

Why We Do It: Currently, there is no other emergency shelter in Hudson County that houses the whole family. Imagine a single father raising his children and he just can’t make ends meet. Currently, our area has no way to keep them together. A mother raising an adult son with disabilities would be separated because on paper, they are single adults. Family Promise of Hudson County will be able to keep these families together and can work with them to find a sustainable way back on their feet.

What are we fundraising for? Everything from cots, cribs and car seats must be purchased. We will be hiring a full time case manager and case aides to work with families. We will also be providing bus and train tickets as well as school supplies and food for families. The cost is high, but our emergency shelter model that shelters families in places of worship keeps other costs down. If you consider donating or hosting a fundraiser, families in Hudson County will benefit directly. Donations are tax-deductible and may be matched by some places of business! Supporting Family Promise of Hudson County means that you will be helping families find their way from the street to a home of their own.

JCFamilies will be collecting supplies for this shelter in all the upcoming events in Jersey City.

Watch the interview here :  :

Family Promise of Hudson County Opens Its Doors



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 8th Annual Jersey City Ties Holiday Toy Drive & Happy Hour will take place on Saturday, December 1st 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 1st, 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 1st and 2nd, 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 1st and 2nd 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! It’s always nice to receive during this time of year, but it is the season of giving after all. Gifting your loved ones socks, a new gaming system or a necklace is great, but what about those who may not be as fortunate as you? Celebrate the true meaning of the holidays by donating your time, money or old clothes to some amazing causes. We’ve created a  list of volunteer opportunities to participate in near Jersey City!

November & Ongoing

Whether it’s packing or delivery dinners for families, these organizations and churches have great volunteer opportunities around Thanksgiving!

Angela CARES, Inc.

696 Ocean Avenue, Jersey City

Phone: (201) 685-7273

On Wednesday, November 21, 2018, AngelaCARES, Inc. is having its 8th Annual Thanksgiving Feed the Seniors dinner. Last year with help from volunteers of all ages, AngelaCARES was able to package and deliver 1100+ Thanksgiving meals to homebound and seniors living alone throughout Hudson County. You can sign up to volunteer for this year’s event here.

Fountain of Salvation Church

324 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City

St. John the Baptist Church

3026 Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and St. John the Baptist will be hosting on November 22nd Thanksgiving Day dinner from 11:30 AM -1:00 PM.  Located 3 blocks from Journal Square, this is a great opportunity to volunteer locally! The goal is to have 400+ meals delivered to those in need!

They are also looking for volunteers to assist with putting together take-out meals, delivering the meals, serving and providing hospitality to those who come, helping with the shopping, loading and unloading supplies, food preparation and cooking, setting-up the night before & morning of, and cleaning up. Volunteers will be needed on Thanksgiving Day anytime from 8 AM to 2PM. Monetary donations for food also needed! Make check payable to St. John the Baptist Church and note “Thanksgiving Dinner.”

Please contact Jimmy King at 201-438-0741 for more information!

December & Ongoing

Spread some holiday cheer with these volunteer and donation opportunities around the December holidays!

Jersey Cares

Frosty’s Friends

Every year during the holiday season, Jersey Cares gives volunteers the opportunity to give back directly to a child in need through our annual gift-giving program. Frosty’s Friends aims to spread holiday cheer to children in shelters or transitional housing facilities. Volunteers will receive a note from a child with their agency information and gift ideas. Corporate and civic groups are highly encouraged to register. We also recruit volunteers to wrap gifts that are purchased via our Amazon Wish List – check the Jersey Cares Project Calendar in December for dates and times. Please send your gifts in time to reach the respective agency no later than Wednesday, December 12th, 2018. For more information, contact Meagan at (973) 533-1993 or [email protected]

22nd Annual Jersey Cares Coat Drive

For the past 22 years, The Jersey Cares Coat Drive has mobilized the collection and distribution of thousands of “gently used” winter coats to men, women, children, and infants in need. Last year, with the help of sorting and donating, Jersey Cares collected more than 30,000 coats throughout the state of New Jersey. Get involved by registering here! Coats may be dropped off between Thursday, November 1, 2018 and Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at all participating public collection sites. You can even host your own online coat drive!

Liquid Church

Phone: (973) 879-8655

Christmas Outreach

This December, join Liquid Church as they work towards packing one million meals to serve the hungry around the world! The Christmas Outreach will take place across 6 locations over the course of 2 days, Friday, December 7th and Saturday, December 8th.

York Street Project

89 York Street, Jersey City

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. There are many opportunities to get involved with York Street Project including donation drives, working with children, internships and more!