November 2018


We know . . . it's the busiest time of the year. Although it can seem like adding one more thing to your calendar is one thing too many, research shows that volunteering creates the "happiness effect." And who couldn't use a little more happy when the days are packed? Join women who are striving to learn English at Conversations and Connections; register to mentor students in New Brunswick; create a coat drive to keep our neighbors warm; be Frosty for one of thousands of children who rely on Jersey Cares volunteers for holiday magic; or, simply enjoy a drive-through holiday display and get a discount while supporting Jersey Cares. So many ways to create your own happiness effect, not only for yourself but for everyone in New Jersey!
NJ Devils Coat Drive
Join us on Thursday, October 25th and Saturday, October 27th for the NJ Devils Coat Drive benefiting Jersey Cares! Going to the game? Donate your new or gently used coats and receive a voucher for two tickets to an upcoming Devils home game!
Breaking Down Barriers

Trying to learn a new language can feel impossible at times. Luckily, our Conversations and Connections volunteers are up for the challenge. Every Wednesday evening, volunteers help non-native English speakers practice conversational English at Josephine’s Place, a safe space dedicated to women. If you are a woman looking to advance the language skills of other women, click here to sign up! To read more about Josephine’s Place and their work, click here !
The Next Big Step

Are you looking for new leadership development opportunities? Interested in taking on new challenges? As stewards and ambassadors of Jersey Cares, Project Coordinators drive social change by leading well-managed, sustainable projects. You choose which projects you are interested in leading, we make it happen!

Click here for more information!

For the past 22 years, The Jersey Cares Coat Drive has mobilized volunteers to collect and help distribute thousands of "gently used" winter coats to men, women, children, and infants in need. We need your help to collect coats, donate coats, get your company involved and organize all of the donations.

Find out here how to get involved!
Each year, Jersey Cares receives thousands of letters to Frosty from children in New Jersey who may not normally receive gifts around the holidays. The need for gifts is overwhelming every year, so this year we have increased our goal in the hope of providing 5,000 kids with some holiday love. That's twice as many kids as we reached three years ago so we really need your help.

Find out here how to get involved!
Say YES to Mentoring!

Are you looking for a new opportunity to mentor youth grades 1-8? Well look no further than Mentoring and Enrichment in New Brunswick. Volunteers will work with Youth Empowerment Services (YES) to help manage local students by engaging them in activities that encourage character development and self-esteem.

Click here to sign up for an upcoming date!

Meet Our November
Volunteer Star!

“After experiencing Care of the Park and the amazing work they do for environmental stewardship in the city of Newark, he was hooked… signing up was a no brainer!” To read more of Patrick’s journey from corporate volunteer to Branch Brook Park regular, click here

Magic of Lights - A Drive-Through Holiday Lights Experience opening November 16th, is coming to PNC Bank Arts Center. Jersey Cares is pleased to offer you an exclusive $2 off early bird discount when you use code “CARE” now through October 31st. $3 from each pass purchased now through October 31st will be donated to Jersey Cares! Learn More