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 its 16th year, Jersey Cares Day expanded to 14 New Jersey counties and engaged 2,000 volunteers in meaningful acts of service in 2014. 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. Information about Jersey Cares Day 2015 will be available in February 2015.
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 engaged 500 volunteers to improve their communities and state over three days in September 2014. These volunteer opportunities placed a special focus on New Jersey cities with the greatest loss of life on September 11th, 2001. Volunteers transformed playgrounds with line games and an interactive map of the United States, planted new shrubs and flowers to brighten exterior spaces, and added fresh coats of paint to several partner agencies. With these projects, volunteers demonstrated 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. Information on September 11th Week of Service & Remembrance 2015 will be available in July 2015. For more information on September 11th Week of Service & Remembrance, contact Andrea Shuba.
Jersey Cares would like to recognize a few collection sites that have gone above and beyond in their outstanding contributions in making The 19th Annual Jersey Cares Coat Drive a huge success. We thank all participants for their hard work and commitment and commend you for a job well done.
Golden Hanger Community Partner Award: Youth Participant
Golden Hanger Community Partner Award: Civic Organization
Township of Morris Parks & Recreation
Winter Warrior Award: Small Company
Decile Ten Communications
Winter Warrior Award: Mid-Size Company
Winter Warrior Award: Large Company
First Service Residential
Clever Closet Award: Corporate
Clever Closet Award: Community
Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini, and Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande
Clever Closet Award: School Group
Middlesex Community College Democracy House
Information for the 20th Annual Coat Drive will be available in August 2015.
Jersey Cares Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
For the 7th Annual Jersey Cares Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service,almost 1,000 volunteers participated in service projects across New Jersey spanning three days. Volunteers honored Dr. King’s legacy while displaying their own leadership skills as they brightened dull walls with fresh paint, served hot meals, spent time with seniors, beautified our parks, and organized donations.Volunteers throughout New Jersey worked to embody Dr. King’s vision and bring people of all ages and backgrounds together to strengthen their communities. Information for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service 2016 will be available in November 2015.