September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance
On the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, Jersey Cares encourages everyone to engage in service activities to remember those who were lost and respond to this divisive tragedy by joining together to make our communities stronger. Volunteer projects are coordinated in multiple New Jersey locations on September 11th to enable everyone to be a part of the observance. Back to Top
Every November, Jersey Cares holds 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
For the past sixteen years, The Jersey Cares Coat Drive has mobilized the collection and distribution of thousands of "gently used" winter coats to men, women, children and infants in need. In 2011, Jersey Cares collected and distributed more than 40,000 coats throughout the state of New Jersey. Companies, churches, police stations, schools and other organizations collect coats throughout the drive and deliver them to a central location, where volunteers then organize the donated coats and package them for pick-up. Our approved nonprofit partners then pick up and distribute the coats to people in need. 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
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.