Brand New Day

Brand New Day

202 Second St.
Elizabeth, 07206
908- 282-0781

Wishlist

  • Volunteers to assist in the Community Education and Organizing and Youth Services lines of business.
  • Donations during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Brand New Day’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for low-to moderate income individuals, youth and families through the development, management and preservation of affordable housing, promoting neighborhood based education, economic development and advocating for social equality. BND operates four lines of businesses: Real Estate Development, Community Education & Organizing, Property & Asset Management, and Youth Services.

Vera Atkinson
vera.a@bndcdc.org
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El Centro Hispanoamericano

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525 East Front St.
Plainfield, NJ 07060
908-753-8730

Wishlist

  • Volunteers to teach English as a Second Language
  • Volunteers for Translation and Research
  • Donations for their Clothing and Food Drives
  • Donations of unwrapped toys for Annual Christmas Toy Drive
  • Pro-bono qualified attorneys and paralegals
  • Financial support: Individual/ church donations.
The mission of El Centro is to provide legal and humanitarian assistance to needy families, individuals, and children Latin American and elsewhere. El Centro provides immigration and related legal services, referral to social services, English as a Second Language instruction, citizenship classes, computer classes, adult literacy instruction, individual advocacy assistance, and various cultural programs. El Centro is housed in the lower level of the United Presbyterian Church in Plainfield.

Silvia Hernandez
shernandez@elcentronj.org
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Elizabethport Presbyterian Center, Inc.

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184 First Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07206
908-351-4850

Wishlist

  • New board members with experience in marketing, finance, social work, legal and engineering fields.
  • Donations of food, hygienic items and supplies for their early education and youth programs.
Founded in 1965 by the Presbytery of Elizabeth, the mission of the Elizabethport Presbyterian Center is to be a witness to the caring concern of Christ by providing social services, childcare, youth programs, educational support, and ethical and spiritual guidance to meet the needs of Union County communities.

Karla Spivey Bouie
kspivey@eportcenter.org
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Family Promise

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71 Summit Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-273-1100

Wishlist

  • Volunteers to participate in our annual national fundraisers: the Our Promise to Children breakfast and our Fall gala
  • Volunteers to work directly with families in our local, Union County, NJ program.
  • Volunteers to host fundraisers to benefit the National Office in our roles of developing and supporting Affiliates nationwide as well as raising awareness of the family homelessness crisis.
Their mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response.

Claas Ehlers
info@familypromise.org
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Fish Hospitality Program, Inc.

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456 New Market Road
Piscataway, NJ
732-968-5957

Wishlist

  • Floating volunteers to host at the day center when staff is ill or have an emergency, and at night at host churches.
  • Laundry detergent tabs, baby detergent; feminine products including overnights; bed pillows; body lotion and body wash; bar soap; deodorant; mouthwash; & disposable razors;
  • Baby Items: lotion, shampoo, wash & unscented wipes
  • Gift Cards: Shop Rite, Target, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Payless shoes, Famous Footwear & Lane Bryant
FISH’s mission is to serve homeless women and families by providing shelter and meals, and such other assistance as they are able, in order to give them an opportunity to live independently in their communities as respected families and individuals. They assist guests in obtaining housing, jobs, and medical services. Churches that actively support this mission include Trinity, Avenel, Middlesex and Oak Tree Presbyterian.

Theresa Donatiello Neidich
fishhospsw@verizon.net
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Good News Home for Women

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33 Bartles Corner Road
Flemington, NJ 08822
908-806-7913 x 26

Wishlist

  • Volunteer for household repairs, carpentry or painting, gardening and landscaping, office cleaning, photography and/or video, office work, special mailings and phone calls, grant writing and research, teaching an approved subject, community outreach/public relations, church community/ missions ambassador, maintenance and repairs, internet research, tutoring, monitoring, supervising, promoting or participating in any of the fundraising events.
  • Constant need of paper goods: paper towels, toilet tissue, tissue, napkins, paper plates, paper cups, etc.
  • Need of twin size sheet sets, comforters, bath towels, washcloths, and bed spreads.
The Good News Home is a Christian residential treatment facility for women addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. They provide short and long-term programs that offer a professional, non-denominational, Christian approach - focusing on healing the total woman utilizing the Christian 12-Step, counseling, life skills, and spiritual counseling to overcome addiction. Underlying their mission is the basic philosophy that faith in God can do for us what we cannot do for ourselves..

Robin Jackson
robin@goodnewshome.net
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Homefirst Interfaith Housing & Social Services, Inc.

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1009 Park Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
908-753-4001

Wishlist

  • Community Gardens: They need volunteers for their Community Gardens in Plainfield and Scotch Plains.
  • Holiday Socials: Volunteers who collaborate with staff on ideas for party activities, including themed arts * crafts, games and books. Volunteer congregations/individuals to provide food for these events.
  • Kids Club and Teens on Thursdays: Congregations to host dinner, offer speakers and provide opportunities for enrichment, both social and academic, to the Kids and Teens that attend this 4-day per week after school program.
Homefirst delivers comprehensive solutions to homelessness by providing transitional and permanent housing, homeless prevention emergency assistance and social services to strengthen families and build communities.. Through a comprehensive continuum of housing and family strengthening social service programs, they promote personal development, independence, and self-sufficiency and strive to build stronger communities one family at a time.

Ellen McGovern
Ellen@homefirstinc.org
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Jail Chaplaincy of Somerset County

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40 Grove St., P.O. Box 922
Somerville, NJ 08876
908-231-7643

Wishlist

  • New members to serve on Board of Directors
  • Volunteers as Bible Study instructors, worship leaders, and one-on-one mentors for Inmates.
  • Need of toiletries (solid underarm deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, and deodorant soap), as well as white underwear (esp. XL) and socks.
  • Christmas Cards boxes, small writing pads, hard candy, and children’s toys for all ages for the Christmas Care Program.
The Jail Chaplaincy of Somerset County is an ecumenical organization formed to develop, promote, and administer programs designed to meet the varied emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of the incarcerated men and women at the Somerset County Jail, their families and ex-offenders.

Rev. Kathleen Roney
ravenbeads122@hotmail.com
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Restore Ministries

Restore

P.O. Box 29
Elizabeth, NJ

Wishlist

  • Tutors–2 hours per month; Thursdays 4-6 pm.
  • Bikes for Middle & High School youth for Bike Clubs.
  • Mentor Days 4 x’s annually–shared activity, sports event.
  • Sponsorship of Thanksgiving baskets & turkeys; wintertime warm gloves, socks, hats, etc.
  • Volunteers to participate in church retreats and programs to develop teen faith journeys.
The mission of Restore is to nurture economically disadvantaged and at-risk youth through positive peer support, adult mentoring, specific activities, and scripture readings. It offers an alternative community where the youth learn valuable skills and lessons while they play games, use computers and other media, attend cultural and religions events, prepare and clean up meals, and join in Bible study. Restore is housed in the Second Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth.

Linwood Bagby
Lbagby2002@yahooo.com
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Somerset Chaplaincy to the Elderly

Somerset Chaplaincy

P.O. Box 841
Somerville, NJ 08876
908-371-1873

Wishlist

  • At least two Chaplains to provide approximately 5 hours per week.
  • Board members willing to serve on various capacities on the Board and attend meetings every other month at 5 p.m..
  • Stationery for fund raising letters and thank you notes.
Their mission is to address the loneliness and isolation of many residents in eldercare facilities in Somerset County not being serviced by another agency. To support and enhance the role of those who care for the elderly. The Chaplaincy provides eight Chaplains who serve eleven nursing facilities on a weekly or by-weekly basis. .

Nancy Waltermire
nervoh@comcast.net
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Somerville FISH

P.O. Box 6288
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
732-322-2242

Wishlist

  • Donations of new sneakers, underwear and socks in children's sizes for the FISH Children's Clothing Pantry
  • Gently worn children's and teens' clothing is welcome. Contact the Clothing Pantry at 908-429-0464 to arrange pick-up.
  • Volunteers to answer hotline. Phone volunteers work less than one day a month, from wherever they are.
  • Clothing pantry volunteers to sort, fill and deliver orders as their schedules will allow.
Their mission is to serve the community with emergency food, clothes twice seasonally and financial assistance for dire circumstances.

Wendy Percival
wendypercival63@gmail.com
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The Institute of Music for Children

Institute of Music

780 Salem Ave.
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
908-469-1211

Wishlist

  • Donations to be used as incentives for positive participation
  • Hosts and cooks to provide meals to the 50 teens who attend the Friday Night Teen Arts Night.
  • Professional artists who would like to share their creative gifts with the children.
  • Board Members
Located at the Third-Westminster Presbyterian Church, the Institute of Music for Children develops the personal and communal potential of 650 urban youth annually through economically accessible, high-quality arts training in a secure environment. The Institute believes that artistic expression and the creative process prepare children for success, endow them with life skills and self-confidence, and realize its vision of H.A.R.M.O.N.Y - Helping Achieve Responsible Motivated Optimistic Neighborhood Youth.

Alysia Souder
asouder@instituteofmusic.org
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