All posts by givehunterdon

18Dec/14

Good News Home for Women

The Good News Home for Women is a short and long-term residential rehabilitation center for women who want to overcome the life-destroying effects of alcohol and other drug addictions. The on-going process of recovery and growth is achieved at the Home through a comprehensive non-denominational, but spiritually focused program with a holistic approach of healing to the mind, body and spirit.

Monetary Need

Most of our clients are indigent and unable to pay for their treatment costs. We rely heavily on charitable donations and our fundraising activities to offset expenses related to our residents’ room and board, medical/dental needs, food, supplies, counseling, case management, transportation, family support, life skills education and classroom instruction of numerous pertinent topics such as boundaries, relationships, co-dependency, health, etc.

In order to make our Counseling/Learning Center 100% handicapped accessible, we were blessed with a grant to renovate the unfinished first floor portion of the building. The process has begun and we anticipate completion approximately July of 2015. Once the project has been completed, we will need monetary support or in-kind donations to obtain desks, chairs, filing cabinets, conference tables and chairs, Flat Screen TV, etc.

Material Need

Mini Van
Brother TN-720/TN-750 Printer Toners
Copy Paper
Journals, Binders & Notebooks for Residents
Twin Size Cotton Sheet Sets and Blankets
Toilet Paper, Paper Towels
Gift baskets or items for our fundraising Raffles and/or Silent Auctions

Volunteers needed at this time. Please call 908-806-4220. 

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16Dec/14

NORWESCAP

We provide a portfolio of emergency services and other initiatives that lead to self reliance to over 35,000 under-resourced persons in 6 counties. With an administrative cost of 5%, we manage $35 million from 300 community partners. 15 member boards, 250 employees and 1400 volunteers work on our mission; strengthening communities by creating opportunities to impact poverty.

Monetary Need

-Match money for individual development accounts.
-Scholarship money or women who are going back to school or apprenticeship programs
-Money to purchase protein food for our Food bank
-Barrier removal funds – There are always items and issues that don’t fall within regular funding streams that could help someone overcome a barrier to self sufficiency. We need a source of funds to pay for them.

Material Need

-Food for our food bank.

Volunteers needed at this time. Please email Nancy Hess at hessn@norwescap.org

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11Dec/14

Hunterdon County YMCA

Best known for health and fitness, the Hunterdon County YMCA also provides childcare, summer camp, preschool, family programs, swim lessons, activities for seniors, teen programs, volunteer opportunities and much more. The Y has two main branches in Flemington and Annandale, New Jersey, and 23 satellite locations that include before/after school programs at 17 county schools, two preschool locations, four summer camp locations and the YMCA North Hunterdon Senior Center.

Monetary Need

Funds raised by the Hunterdon County YMCA are utilized in our financial assistance program, in which we provide fee subsidy to those in our community who cannot afford Y membership or programs.

Volunteers needed. Please call Jenn Attridge at 908-236-7879, ext. 432 or email her at jattridge@hcymca.org.

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30Nov/14

NAMI Hunterdon

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Hunterdon is part of a nationwide NAMI network which seeks to improve the quality of mental health treatment, residential and support services that benefit persons with mental illness and their families. NAMI Hunterdon currently operates a women’s residency and a men’s residency for individuals with mental health needs. The organization also conducts a 12-week educational course that helps families better understand mental illness.

Monetary Need

We would like to establish a scholarship for youth who have a mental illness and want to begin a professional career in the field of Mental Health. The scholarship would go toward’s the recipient’s educational expenses. Financial support from the community would be greatly appreciated. For more information about the scholarship, please call 908-284-0500.

Volunteers needed. Please call 908-284-0500.

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30Nov/14

Volunteer Guardianship One On One

Volunteer Guardianship One On One Provides guardianship services to adults, typically the elderly, suffering from incapacity, who have no one to serve in that capacity. Our mission is carried out by recruiting, educating and supporting volunteers who assume this responsibility. We match a volunteer guardian with a person in need to form a partnership, intended to improve and enhance the lives of both partners.

Monetary Need

Our organization can always use more funds to support our guardians and increase our ability to serve the widespread senior population of Hunterdon County.

Material Need

A color printer scanner would be greatly appreciated. We run a lean operation and currently share the one scanner and have no color printer. A color printer will allow us to print our brochures as needed.To donate a color printer/scanner, please call 908-788-4893 ext. 716.

Volunteers needed. Please call 908-788-4893 ext. 716. 

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29Nov/14

Court-Appointed Special Advocates for Children

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren (CASA SHaW) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization committed to advocating for children living in foster care in NJ. We train and supervise community volunteer advocates who identify needed services and make best interest recommendations in court. Our ultimate goal is to move all children to safe, loving, and permanent homes.

Monetary Need

Our organization needs donations for training child advocates and maintaining education programs about child abuse.

Material Need

  • 12 folding chairs with comfy chairs for our Tricky Tray event in April
  • Gently used children’s clothing, books, and toys for donation

. To donate any of the above, call 908-689-5515.

 

Volunteers needed. Call 908-689-5515. 

 

26Nov/14

SAFE in Hunterdon

Safe in Hunterdon’s mission is to cultivate safety, empowerment and healing in an alliance with the adults, teens and children affected by domestic and sexual violence while mobilizing the community to promote social change that will reduce power-based violence, control and oppression.

Through a 24-hour hotline, safe and transitional housing, legal advocacy and representation, crisis intervention, individual and group  counseling  for adults, children and adolescents, financial empowerment, community education, and prevention services, Safe in Hunterdon delivers critical support services to the many families who have experienced violence in their lives.

Monetary Need

All of our services are confidential and free of charge for survivors. Your donation will provide survivors with the services and resources to promote hope, help and healing, and empower survivors to live a life  free of violence.

Material Needs

Gift cards for clients to purchase basic necessities ($25 increments)

  • walmart
  • kohls
  • burlington
  • shoprite
  • amazon
  • buy buy baby

Other needs:

  • diapers (sizes 4,5,6) (preferably pampers due to allergies/sensitivities}
  • toilet paper
  • paper towels
  • tissue boxes

To donate any of the above items, please call 908-788-7666.

Volunteers needed. Call 908-788-7666

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26Nov/14

Flemington Area Food Pantry

Founded in 1982, the Flemington Area Food Pantry provides food and personal care items to over 1,300 qualified needy families in Hunterdon County regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background. Families include your neighbors – seniors living alone, veterans in need, the working poor, those challenged by illness or affected by unemployment, and those who find themselves homeless. The common denominator for all is an insufficient income to purchase a daily necessity – food.  The Pantry is opened Monday thru Thursday from 9-11:30, every other Wednesday night from 5:30 – 8 and every other Saturday morning from 9:3-11:30.  We are also opened for seniors on the 3rd Tuesday from 12-3. The pantry is located behind Wal-Mart in Flemington.

Monetary Need

Over 90% of funding comes from individuals in this community and corporate grant awards. Your donation will have a direct impact on the amount and type of food purchased affecting the Pantry’s ability to provide fresh produce and protein for each visit. We also have the ability to purchase pantry items at a discount through NORWESCAP and other sources. We will stretch your donation as far as possible!

Material Need

Staffed by 197+ volunteers, the Pantry has joined a countywide initiative to improve access to healthy foods for good health and to prevent overweight/obesity.  We would appreciate food items with limited sugar, salt and unhealthy fats. Please, no candy or soda. We are continuously in need of fresh and frozen food items in addition to personal care products. Check on our website for the suggested donation items for the month.

Volunteers needed. Called 908-996-6463. 

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26Nov/14

Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program

Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program, Inc. is a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. We provide confidential, individual, group and family treatment services for those in need of drug/alcohol outpatient and intensive outpatient counseling services.  These services will be provided without regard to the client’s ability to pay for services. We also provide a variety of prevention/education programs designed to meet the specific needs of schools.

Monetary Need

Since our mission is to accept all clients regardless of their ability to pay, we rely on fundraising and donations in order to help all those who need treatment.

Volunteers are NOT needed at this time.

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26Nov/14

Fisherman’s Mark

Fisherman’s Mark supports individuals/families in meeting basic needs and building skills necessary for self-sufficiency.  We strengthen our community through the facilitation of innovative, responsive programs and services that promote stability, health and wellness.   With a commitment to excellence in social services and education, and as an advocate for positive change, we build upon the strengths of this community and celebrate our common unity.

Monetary Need

Operating expenses for 7 dynamic programs.

Material Need

Playground equipment for Outdoor Education Program; van for food pickup.

Volunteers needed. Please call 609-397-0194 or visit http://www.fishermansmark.org/volunteer.html. 

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