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!

JCFamilies

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.

FamilyPromiseHudson.org
Check out our Amazon wish list Link: http://a.co/h9FYEvp

Donate online at FamilyPromiseHudson.org/donate

Baby Supplies

Diapers and wipes Formula
Baby food

Toiletries

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
Stamps
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.

Toiletries

FamilyPromiseHudson.org

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

Toothbrushes
Floss
Mouthwash
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!

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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!

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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]

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AngelaCARES

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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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 : FamilyPromiseHudson.org

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 www.familypromisehudson.org/get-involved. 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 www.familypromisehudson.org

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 :  :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvoLra2RvT8

Family Promise of Hudson County Opens Its Doors

2017 HOLIDAY DRIVES IN JC

   JERSEY CITY 21ST ANNUAL TOY DRIVE

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.

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THE 7th ANNUAL JERSEY CITY TIES HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE & HAPPY HOUR

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.

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4th ANNUAL DROP THE TOY HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE

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

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   39th ANNUAL WEICHERT TOY DRIVE

 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: http://bit.ly/2zM4p37

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TOY DRIVE AT PROJECT MARKET

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.

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TOY DRIVE AT PROJECT GREENVILLE

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.

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THE JERSEY CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT TOY DRIVE

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: www.WhiteEagleHallJC.com

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TOY DRIVE AT THE LANDMARK LOEW’S JERSEY CITY

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.


YORK STREET PROJECT
89 York St, Jersey City, NJ , 07302 – Phone (201) 451-8225
www.yorkstreetproject.org

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

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR GIVING BACK!

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

http://angelacares.org

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]

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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.

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Fountain of Salvation Church

324 Communipaw Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07306

http://www.fountainofsalvation.org/jcity

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

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St. John the Baptist Church

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

https://stjohn-jc.github.io/#/

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.

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C H R I S T M A S

 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.

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Jersey Cares

21st Annual Jersey Cares Coat Drive

Jerseycares.org

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 https://yougivegoods.com/jerseycarescoatdrive2016.

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.

THIS EVENT IS OUTSIDE, PLEASE DRESS VERY WARM

Schedule:

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.

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Christmas Outreach Liquid Church

http://liquidchurch.com/christmasoutreach/

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!

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York Street Project

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

www.yorkstreetproject.org

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:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/ref=cm_wl_search_2?ie=UTF8&cid=ACKIAJ18GYRW

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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

07039