Jersey Cares Day

Join us on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 in Newark and Jersey City as 1,000 volunteers come together for a day of true partnership and community building. Sign up for a serve-a-thon project for which you are passionate, and then help us support all of the work we do throughout the year by fundraising until the event! 

The Jersey Cares Day Serve-a-thon is a crucial part of how we serve more than 200 nonprofit partners throughout the year by funding supplies for annual days of service, supporting the management of our calendar opportunities,  and enabling us to run collection drives that serve more than 40,000 people each year.

Click HERE to register for Jersey Cares Day 2018!



Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - MLK DAY OF SERVICE

“Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


About Jersey Cares Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

The Jersey Cares Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service engages people across the state to embody Dr. King's vision and bring people of all ages and backgrounds together, strengthening their communities and building a stronger New Jersey. In 2018, 1,700 volunteers in 20 service projects across 10 counties honored Dr. King's legacy by painting murals in schools, creating no-sew fleece blankets for our homeless neighbors, serving hot meals to people who needed them, spending time with seniors, organizing donated clothes and much more.

Information for MLK Day of Service 2019 will be available in November. 



September 11th National Day of Service & Remembrance  

As part of the national movement to preserve September 11th as a day of service and remembrance, in 2017 Jersey Cares facilitated volunteer projects for 500 volunteers at a high school in Jersey City whose population was strongly affected by the events of 9/11. Volunteers honored those affected by the events of September 11th through projects such as creating thank-you kits for first responders, landscaping and revitalizing the school's 9/11 memorial, and painting inspirational murals in school hallways. Through these projects, volunteers worked to make our communities stronger on a day that was intended to tear them apart. 




Mardi Gras Magic

Click HERE to see how our annual fundraiser went this year!