The Jersey Cares Coat Drive
*Photo Credit: Craig Cutler; (c) New York Cares.
Jersey Cares Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
On Jersey Cares Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, volunteers have the opportunity to continue the message and impact of Dr. King and bridge social barriers by participating in service projects throughout the state. A wide variety of projects are planned that include mural painting in drab classrooms, leading a variety of workshops, creating "I Have a Dream" mobiles with children, participating in Sandy Relief Projects, organizing and sorting donations, cleaning up debris, serving hot meals and playing games with seniors. Projects are family friendly at select sites for kids ages 4+. Some sites have different age limits - please check before registering. Back to top.
Jersey Cares Day
Jersey Cares Day is a day of true partnership and community building as people from all over New Jersey unite for the common goal of revitalizing local communities. In 2013, we have expanded to 13 counties and aim to engage 2,500 volunteers in meaningful acts of service. Jersey Cares Day is also a fundraiser to support the important work of Jersey Cares all throughout the year. Like a walk-a-thon, Jersey Cares Day volunteers raise pledges for the time they are contributing, making the event an inspiring way to build stronger communities and help continue that work all year round. Back to top.
September 11th Week of Service and Remembrance
As a leader in the national movement to preserve September 11th as a day of service and remembrance, Jersey Cares will engage 1,000 volunteers in over 25 projects in 9 counties to improve their communities and state between September 7th and 14th. These volunteer opportunities will place a special focus on active service members, military families and veterans. Projects will include painting murals, socializing with seniors and leading educational workshops. On September 11th, volunteers will show their patriotism by revitalizing New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home in Paramus. Volunteers will be socializing with the seniors, assembling benches, picnic tables, and planting a September 11th Memorial Garden at the facility. With these projects, volunteers will demonstrate that the actions of September 11th that were designed to foster division and animosity have instead brought unity and service both in New Jersey and throughout the United States. Back to top.
Jersey Cares Celebrates: Room for Dessert Join Jersey Cares on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at the Chart House in Weehawken, NJ for a dessert tasting featuring an open bar, delicious hors d'oeuvres and an auction as we celebrate some of the most notable people creating real change in our communities. Learn More