"Be the reason someone believes
in the goodness of people."     
Karen Salmansohn

January is a magical month where we all have the opportunity to reflect on the previous year and make plans for the next. 2019 has been an amazing year for making a difference across New Jersey and we're so happy that you jumped in to make it happen. Whether you were one of the 29,000 volunteers who spread joy through the Frosty's Friends Program, sorted coats and costumes, or led other volunteers in service projects, you made magic this year. Join us to kick off an even more exciting year with the Jersey Cares Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 20, 2020, or help out at one of more than 300 volunteer projects this month. 2020 can be your best year yet, so get started by signing up today!
Do you want to help SEE the change? At Donation Sorting in Short Hills , you’ll get the chance to lead volunteers in sorting and organizing eyeglasses, which will then go to children and adults who need them throughout the United States and overseas. To learn more and sign up as a Project Coordinator today, click here .
As the first soup kitchen and food pantry in Monmouth County, Lunch Break in Red Bank helps to provide meals, compassion, and dignity to people in need in the community. By serving meals, you can become a part of their mission to break the cycle of poverty and help people in need be self-sustaining. Click here to learn more and sign up today!
Are you looking for a way to spread a little HOPE this Season of Giving? Spend Christmas Day at Hunger Helpers in Atlantic City serving more than 700 meals. With shifts to choose from on December 25th, as well as openings each Sunday, there are plenty of opportunities to support your neighbors. Click here to learn more and sign up today.

If you're looking for an opportunity to lead the way and make an even bigger difference, check out our Winter Season of Service . Join a team for a three month immersion into service leadership, and lead the way for other world changers.
Jersey Cares January Volunteer Star

Monica Sharma joined Jersey Cares as a volunteer a year ago and became a Project Coordinator last April. When asked why she wanted to join Jersey Cares, Monica responded… To learn more about Monica’s time as a volunteer, click here .
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