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26Nov/14

Meals on Wheels in Hunterdon, Inc.

Meals on Wheels’ mission is to assist the homebound elderly and disabled of Hunterdon County maintain their independence by enhancing their nutritional health, thereby avoiding unwanted institutionalization.  The Home Delivered Meals Program offers a nutritionally balanced meal for homebound seniors delivered by volunteer drivers Monday through Friday.  The Congregate Nutrition Program offers dining with social activities Monday through Friday at the Senior Center of Hunterdon County.

Monetary Need

Monetary donations are needed to purchase meals for homebound senior citizens who cannot afford to contribute.  A suggested donation is $5.10 per meal.

Material Need

Non-perishable components of our Blizzard Bags emergency meal program in the event we are unable to deliver in stormy weather.  Components:  4 oz.  of no sugar added Apple Juice; 3 oz. tuna packed in water; 8 oz.  green beans; 8 oz. Parmalat milk; 1 ½ oz. box of raisins.

Volunteers needed. Call 908-284-0735

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26Nov/14

Hunterdon Youth Services

Established over 35 years ago, Hunterdon Youth Services provides more than 3,500 nights of safe compassionate care every year to boys who have been victims of abuse, abandonment, neglect and/or community children whose behaviors have escalated beyond parental control.  In addition to residential services, we provide counseling, academic enrichment, vocational training, family engagement and life skills development.

Monetary Need:

Nearly 10% of our budget must be fundraised annually to allow us to meet the daily living, recreational, food and clothing needs of our residents.

Material Need:

Our current capital needs include major items such as carpet replacement, kitchen cabinets, and vans to transport our youth.  Other capital items include laptops and netbooks to be utilized by our residents.  To donate please call 908-782-0848.

Volunteers needed. Please call 908-782-0848 or email Paul Olenick at polenick@hunterdonyouthservices.org. 

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26Nov/14

Family Promise of Hunterdon County

Family Promise of Hunterdon County began as a volunteer-driven homeless shelter 20+ years ago.  Since that time, we have expanded our programs to include homeless prevention and programs to meet the unique needs of low-income residents of Hunterdon County for whom housing affordability is an ongoing issue.  With a combination of increased housing costs, stagnant wages, and reduced hours, the need for our agency is critical.

Monetary Need

Thanks to a volunteer network and $500,000+ in in-kind donations, we are able to keep costs extremely low.  However, the need is great and it is increasing.  We need your help so that we can respond to more housing needs.

Material Need

There is an ongoing need for full-size toiletries, OTC medications and personal care items (many are not food stamp-eligible).  For clients to work, they must have a car so we are always in need of car donations and car repair services.

Volunteers needed. Call 908-782-2490.

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13Nov/14

Hunterdon Helpline

Hunterdon Helpline is your first call for help. Hunterdon’s 24-hour, 7 days a week, 365-days a year helpline that connects callers and clients with the resources they need through Helpline’s free programs and services and/or other agencies to address the challenges they are facing. Helpline provides case management, connecting and collaborating with other organizations to provide holistic, sustainable solutions for the client.

Monetary Need:

Relying on grants and donors, Helpline is always in need for monetary support of its many free programs and services, including First Assist emergency services, Literacy Services, Senior & Disabilities, WORKconnectivity, Hunterdon Hispanos and the Community Translation Center. You can donate a general contribution or designate what you would like to specifically support.

Material Need

We need a laptop for our coordinator of WORKconnectivity so program information can be readily attainable when meeting with clients out in the field.

We also need four, remote telephone headsets for our new First Assist community resource specialists since our expansion of service. To donate any of the aforementioned items, please call 908-782-4357.

Volunteers needed. Please call 908-782-4357 or email volunteerprograms@helplinehc.org. 

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