Help Our Local Businesses + Organizations
There are a ton of local businesses and organizations in the community that need your help and support to continue the amazing work they do. Therefore, we have created this list of businesses and organizations you can help today. Donating to them today will help them continue to run and serve us all. A lot of these organizations are also helping healthcare workers, seniors, and others in the community. We have a beautiful community here and would love your help in this time of need!
Liberty Humane Society
Liberty Humane 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. They are currently asking for donations to help raise funds to meet their kennel renovation deadline. DONATE HERE.
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
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!
St Lucy’s Shelter
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.
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
Since it began in 2008, Hoboken Grace has strived to show 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.
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.
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! 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.
Backpacks For Life
Backpacks For Life is a Jersey City-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing a unique and personalized support system for homeless and at-risk veterans and their families. We effectively bridge the gap between veterans and the vast resources available to them in two ways: by regularly distributing backpacks filled with supplies and resources to homeless veterans and by mentoring homeless and/or at-risk veterans.
The BFL team designed and developed two backpacks specifically engineered to fit the needs of homeless and transitioning veterans: The Bowery Pack and The Urban Pack. The Bowery Pack possesses various safety and security features to support a veteran living on the streets or in a shelter. These features include but are not limited to a locking cable, a detachable toiletry kit, an emergency whistle, and a folding sleep mat. The Urban Pack, which is smaller in size, is geared toward veterans transitioning into permanent housing or going to job interviews, school, or work.
Overcomplicated intake processes as well as outdated websites and program information, often lead veterans to points of frustration and giving up in their search for the care that they need. Aiming to save the enormous amounts of time wasted by veterans searching for resources, our team developed ROGER, a comprehensive search platform for the New Jersey veteran community. ROGER is an online search platform designed to help veterans and their families find programs, resources, and care tailored to their specific needs. The platform offers focused search capabilities to help veterans find solutions quickly and efficiently in addition to enabling the BFL team to take our mentorship capabilities to a larger scale.
Ukrainian Jersey City is a charitable non-profit 501(c)(3) organization focused on promoting Ukrainian modern culture and providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine. It was started in 2020 by a small group of people with the same idea to create a strong community and rise awareness about their homeland. They are a volunteer-based organization and fortunate to have a large contingent of dedicated volunteers who support the organization’s mission by cultural events and programs, refugee support, humanitarian programs and contributing to various business operations.
Updated December 8th, 2022