In 2017, Jersey Cares celebrated its 25th anniversary, and its best year yet, by engaging tens of thousands of volunteers and logging a record number of service hours. With such a successful year, it is no surprise that our annual fundraiser, Mardi Gras Magic, was bigger than ever before. On March 22nd, volunteers, partners, and supporters of Jersey Cares gathered at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston for a night of food, fun, and prizes. Most importantly, we honored some of the most notable people creating real change in our community: David Jurman, the Volunteer of the Year; UBS, the Corporate Partner of the Year; Liberty State Park, the Community Partner of the Year; and John Castano, Outstanding Leadership Award Recipient.

This year’s fundraiser drew 200 guests to support the mission of Jersey Cares. In addition, more than 100 local businesses donated items to make our raffle and silent auction a great success!

Thanks to the endless support, Jersey Cares is on track to engage more than 30,000 volunteers in 2018 and leave a lasting impact in our communities. Find out more about how you can be the change this year!

Did you miss out on this year’s fundraiser? Check out the night’s most memorable moments here and help support the next 25 years by donating to Jersey Cares today! 


Thank you to our generous raffle donors! 

14th Street Garden Center; Chipotle - Bridgewater; 1st Cup Coffee; 23 South Boutique; Ale 'N 'Wich Pub; Applebee's - East Hanover; Atlantic City Cruises; Bahama Breeze - Paramus; barre3 - Morristown; Bhakti Barn Yoga; Burgers Grilled Right (BGR) - South Orange; Bury the Hatchet - Cherry Hill; Candyland Crafts; Carrabas Italian Grill; Carter and Cavero; Cheryl Cayemberg Photography; Chevy's Fresh Mex; City Winery; CKO - Jersey City; Clifton Dental Arts; Crayola Experience; Cups Frozen Yogurt - Parsippany; Cycle Bar - Livingston; Delaware River Tubing; East Side Mags; Edible Arrangements; Escape Room Center - Bridgewater; Fitness-Essentials; Flywheel Sports; Fossil Farms; Foxwoods Resort Casino; Gary's Wine and Marketplace; Glassworks Studio; Golden Flower Nail Spa; Gold's Gym - Paramus; Grand Lux Cafe; Grounds for Sculpture; Images Hair Salon - Milburn; Indigo Yoga; Infinite Fitness and Health; Ironbound Cider; Jersey Mikes; Jersey Strong - Red Bank; Jr's; Kaplan Mobray Leadership Institute