‘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

  • Jasmin

    I have a bunch of unopened Legos that my son totally forgot about and is no longer interested in them. Where can I donate and/or drop these Legos off?