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 2014, we have expanded to 16 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. Learn more!
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. Back to top.
During the holiday season, Jersey Cares gives volunteers the opportunity to directly help children in need through the Frosty's Friends program. Frosty's Friends spread holiday cheer to children in shelters or transitional housing facilities during the holiday season. Volunteers may participate as an individual or with a group to receive letters written from children between the ages of 4-16. Help make a child’s wish come true! Back to top.
Jersey Cares Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
For the 6th Annual Jersey Cares Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, 2,000 volunteers will participate in nearly 40 service projects across 13 New Jersey counties. Volunteers will honor Dr. King’s legacy while displaying their own leadership skills as they brighten dull walls with fresh paint, serve hot meals, sort gently used and new coats for The 18th Annual Jersey Cares Coat drive, create sensory activity kits for students with learning disabilities, spend time with seniors, beautify our parks and coastline, and organize donations. Volunteers throughout New Jersey will work to embody Dr. King’s vision and bring people of all ages and backgrounds together strengthening their communities. Back to top.
The Jersey Cares Coat Drive
*Photo Credit: Craig Cutler; (c) New York Cares.