"October is about trees revealing colors they've hidden all year.
People have an October as well."- JM Storm
Do you feel your colors changing this fall? The cooler weather and earlier sunsets can tend to make us huddle inside our homes and ourselves, where we find those projects we want to start to make our homes better and those new directions we want to walk to make our lives better. Whether you've never volunteered, volunteered a while ago or make a difference every week, now is a great time to consider what really brings meaning to your life. If you're motivated to help the planet, join a team of volunteers at an environmental project. If you're looking for options after your weekday 9-5, check out all of our weekend projects. And if you already know how much getting involved can mean to you and your world, consider becoming a Project Coordinator.
Let this fall inspire you to be the change you want to see in the world
-- and in yourself!
No Tricks! All Treats!
For thousands of children across New Jersey, the Halloween traditions of costumes, candy and trick-or-treating are anything but magical. Halloween costumes often don’t make the list of essentials in many families' budgets. Halloween carnivals, trick-or-treating and the possibility of being your favorite super hero for a night all disappear when you don’t have a costume. Help Jersey Cares bring imaginations and magic to life for children living in New Jersey by collecting new and gently used Halloween costumes. Register today to start your own collection drive!
People need food.
Help them get it.
Did you know that nearly 14% of households in New Jersey struggle to afford enough food each week? Our partners at Marketplace in Paterson are the largest food distribution program in Passaic County, feeding over 2,600 low income residents every month.
Sign up as a volunteer to make a difference in the lives of people in need today!
Make Someone's World
Keep your eyes on the prize and become a Project Coordinator! Among many options, you can lead volunteers in organizing donated eyeglasses for distribution. At Donation Sorting in Short Hills, our partner has provided clear vision to more than 9 million people across the world. Click here to learn more and sign up as a Project Coordinator!
Jersey Cares September Volunteer Star
Kelly Santana Banks has been a dedicated volunteer with Jersey Cares since 2011 and more recently decided to take on the additional role of a Project Coordinator. When asked what first led her to become a volunteer, Kelly stated…To learn more about Kelly’s time as a volunteer and Project Coordinator, click here!
Serve Up Comfort
As the first soup kitchen and food pantry in Monmouth County, Lunch Break helps to provide meals, compassion, and dignity to people in need in the community. By assisting in serving meals, you can become a part of their mission to break the cycle of poverty and help people to become self-sustaining. Click here to learn more and sign up for Hunger Helpers in Red Bank today!
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