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: