Exchange Physical Therapy Group Team Up with Liberty Humane Society

Exchange Physical Therapy Group & Jaclyn Fulop Team Up with Liberty Humane Society to Help Launch Jersey City’s First Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Irene Borngraeber, Executive Director

March 15, 2018 Liberty Humane Society (201) 547-4147×1006

e: [email protected]

Local Small Business Hosting Community Fundraiser on March 21st; New Program to Provide Residents with $10 Spay/Neuter Service

JERSEY CITY – If you visit any urban animal shelter you will find they share a similar story – the dogs are predominantly pit bulls and other big breeds, some of the hardest to find new homes.  Cities are also home to hundreds of outdoor, or feral, cats which often live in colonies.

The outcome for these animals is bleak:  they are the most at risk of entering the shelter system and the least likely to be adopted.  In Hudson County, where 16 percent of households live below the poverty line, many residents simply cannot afford to spay or neuter their animals and there currently is no low-cost spay/neuter clinic to assist these families.

Recognizing this need in the community, local small business owners Jaclyn Fulop and Drew Nussbaum, owners of Exchange Physical Therapy Group in Jersey City and Weehawken, teamed up with the non-profit Liberty Humane Society to find a solution and help establish the first low-cost spay and neuter program in Jersey City.

“When we learned about this situation and that a solution was within reach, we immediately knew we had to help,” said Jaclyn Fulop, co-owner of Exchange Physical Therapy Group.  “We have seen the benefits an animal can have, through our therapy dog Chloe, and want to make sure all of Jersey City’s dogs and cats have an opportunity at a good life.  That’s what this program will provide.”

To help Liberty Humane Society reach its fundraising goal, Exchange Physical Therapy Group is hosting a fundraiser next week.  The initial goal is to raise enough funds for the first year of the program, approximately $25,000, but to also create an ongoing donor base for subsequent years. The public is invited to attend and tickets can be purchased for $15 online at: www.exchangephysicaltherapygroup.com.

Date/Time:  Wednesday, March 21, 2018 / 7:30-9:30 pm

Location: Corgi Spirits, 1 Distillery Drive, Jersey City

Cost: $25 per person / sponsorship opportunities available starting at $500

“We are thrilled to have the support of Exchange Physical Therapy Group and Jaclyn Fulop for this new life-saving spay/neuter program,” said Irene Borngraeber, Executive Director of Liberty Humane Society. “The lack of affordable spay/neuter surgery in Hudson County has contributed to thousands of accidental litters and unwanted pets entering our shelter system. Making this life-saving procedure both affordable and accessible to pet owners in need is a momentous step towards creating a safer, more humane reality for Jersey City’s pets. We are so grateful for Exchange Physical Therapy Group and Jaclyn’s help in expanding these essential services.”

For the first year of the program, Liberty Humane Society would be partnering with People For Animals (PFA) in Hillside to bring their mobile spay/neuter RV to the shelter in Jersey City to provide these public services, approximately twice per month (depending on public demand and PFA availability).

Due to capacity and resources, the program is designed initially for large dogs (40+ pounds) and outdoor cats in colonies of 10 or fewer whose owners/caretakers reside in the contracted service areas of Jersey City and Hoboken.  Eligible pet owners would pay $10 to spay or neuter their dog or cat.

“We are really excited to work with Liberty Humane Society on this project as we know that it can make an important and lasting impact not only for the animals, but the pet owners as well,” said Jaclyn Fulop.  “The community response so far has been tremendous and we look forward to seeing everyone next week and truly appreciate all of the support.”

About Exchange Physical Therapy Group

Exchange Physical Therapy Group is the premier outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinic with two locations at the transit terminals in Exchange Place in Jersey City and Weehawken, NJ.  Our team provides one-on-one, personalized treatment plans to our patients with a team-oriented approach.  Our physical therapists have unparalleled experience with subspecialties in post-surgical rehab, sport specific rehabilitation, pediatric therapy and women’s health. We strive to enhance all of our patients’ quality of life.

About Liberty Humane Society

Liberty Humane Society (LHS) is the only non-profit animal shelter and control facility in Hudson County, NJ. LHS believes that every shelter pet deserves a second chance at finding a loving home. With the help of hundreds of active volunteers, LHS staff is dedicated to facilitating the best possible outcomes for the animals in residence at the shelter, and to increasing the availability of preventative public services for the community as a whole. The Wellness Clinic provides low-cost health care to help keep local pets in their homes, and LHS adoption counselors place more than one thousand animals in homes each year.

For more information, please contact Irene Borngraeber, Executive Director, Liberty Humane Society at (201) 547-4147×1006 or [email protected]

 

JCFamilies’ Events Sponsorship/ Advertising Offer for 2018

As you know, JCFamilies is Hudson County’s leading resource for parents and caregivers. We provide our sponsors with an unparalleled reach to local, diverse, socially connected and well economically established audience. JCFamilies organizes some of the largest events in the area with thousands of families in attendance.

OVERVIEW

“JCFamilies is a purpose driven qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; which allows all 2018 donations to be tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law”. We are an organization  dedicated to providing wholesome parenting experience to local communities. JCFamilies is the largest and fastest growing society of parents in the Jersey City area. More than 25,000 local parents connect with us across JCFamilies properties:

  •       Flagship website: www.JCFamilies.com
  •       Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, MeetUp
  •       Annually published and locally distributed JCFamilies parents’ guide (Education Guide)

We offer our members a unique opportunity to connect and network with families and businesses in Jersey City and surrounding areas. By combining information about local events, children’s entertainment, education, local businesses and much more we are able to effectively keep our members engaged while continuously increasing our sponsors’ visibility.

The JCFamilies community is comprised of local, young, diverse, socially connected and well economically established families with one or more children under the age of ten, making it an exceptionally desirable audience for local advertising. We offer several highly effective and cost efficient options for businesses to establish and maintain significant presence within our market – your target customer base.

We appreciate your trust in working with us in the past and would like to extend a warm invitation to continue to collaborate in 2018.

Advertising & Sponsorship package options for 2018:

  1. EVENTS

1.1 Events in 2018: * Please note the dates are tentative.

  • Easter Great Egg Hunt- Saturday – Mar 24th
  • Baby Fair – Saturday – April 14th
  • Spring Festival – Saturday – April 14th
  • JC Summer Camp Fair – Saturday – April 28th
  • Mother’s Day – Friday – May 11th
  • JC Fitness Fair – Saturday – May 19th
  • JC Kids’ Run – Saturday – June 2nd
  • Cultural Diversity Festival – Saturday – Ago 18th
  • JC Education Fair – Saturday – Sep 22nd
  • Harvest Festival – Saturday – Oct 6th
  • Halloween Parade – Wednesday – Oct 24th
  • Halloween Spooktacular – Saturday – Oct 27th
  • Holiday Party –  Saturday  – Dec 8th

Event Packages Available. Please write to [email protected] to learn more about package discounts.

1.2 Feministival Series/ Summer Family Events

JC Feministival is a series of events, which will serve as a means to empower, showcase and promote local businesses owned and operated by women! Each Feministival will feature local female artists, fashion designers, healthcare providers, educators and other entrepreneurs. JC Feministival Series is a launchpad for women, who invest their careers and passions into further enriching our diverse community

  • Feministival  – Friday – May 11th
  • Feministival  – Friday – June 8th
  • Feministival  – Friday – July 13th
  • Feministival (Bubble Show) – Friday – Aug 10th
  • Feministival (Back to School Picnic) – Friday – Sept 14th

* Please note the dates are tentative.

Please write to [email protected] to learn more about participation options.

2. ADVERTISING on the website:

JCFamilies Key Statistics :

  •       Website: over 3,500 members
  •       Facebook: over 10,0000 fans
  •       Twitter: over 1,500 followers
  •       Instagram: over 6,200 followers
  •       MeetUp Groups: over 2,200 members

Different advertising packages levels available. Please write to [email protected] to learn more about the options.

JCFamilies membership is free to the members.  “JCFamilies is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization; your donation is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law and it is your donation that allows us to maintain operations, while continuously delivering and expanding a diverse portfolio of programs to local parents.

CONTACT US: [email protected]

JCFamilies Team

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Starter Guide for Jersey City Newbies

New in Jersey City ? You should check it out :

Moving is never easy, especially with kids. It’s easy to see how newcomers to the downtown Jersey City or Hamilton Park neighborhoods could get a bit overwhelmed with the bustle of the area. Here’s a starter guide to get started, but be aware that Jersey City is a buzzing and growing city that continues to evolve before our eyes, so it’s by no means comprehensive. Feel free to add your own ideas to our Facebook page, or in the comments section!

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MUA Summer Community Camp in Union City

JUNE 27 to AUGUST 18

Monday thru Friday

9:00am to 2:00pm

Looking for summer fun and enrichment  for your kids ages 4-11?  Then MUA Summer Community Camp is the place for you. SIGN UP today!!! Registration ends June 2 and space is limited.

Campers will experience:

Weekly Themes, Enrichment: STEM activities, Reading Club, Creative Writing, Field Trips, Outdoor/Indoor Sports and Games, Arts & Crafts, Specialized Week Intensives with Performing Artists, Independent Filmmaker and so much more. Free Breakfast and Lunch provided.

Discover the hidden jewel of Union City Day Camp! OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY for BUILDING A BRIDGE OF LEARNING AND FUN!!!!!

 

Visit our site bit.ly/MUASUMMERCAMP to download the registration today!

 

Contact: Camp Director Nashima or Asst. Camp Director Somia

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 201-223-9920

 

 

Camp Riverbend “Wild West” Open House Saturday April 8

Choosing a camp for this summer?
Join us at our Open House Saturday April 8, 10 am – 12 noon. We’re rounding up cowpokes and buckaroos to join us for some rootin’-tootin’ “Wild West” games, crafts, and cooking for children and parents. You can meet some of our amazing counselors and tour the camp site. Free! RSVP required to [email protected] or 908-580-CAMP.
Camp Riverbend is 30 minutes from downtown JC; daily summer bus service included