Fine Jewelry Holiday Show

377065_463135453717178_1341794373_nDecember 10th at Noon at BergenPac located at 30 N. Van Brunt Street in Englewood.

Jewelry designer Norma Wellington will present her Fine Jewelry Holiday Show and Sale to benefit the scholarship fund at the Performing Arts School at bergenPAC with a special reception noon to 6 PM at the Sandy Bennett Gallery at the theater. Twenty-five percent of sales from the fundraiser will go to the school.

HOBOKEN’S AMERICAN LEGION POST 107 TO HOLD SPECIAL FUNDRAISER JANUARY 11TH AT KOLO KLUB

amerlegion_color_emblemExciting Night of Food, Drinks and Unique Auction Items Highlight Fundraiser to Support Homeless Vet Housing and Community Center

The American Legion Post 107 in Hoboken, N.J. will hold a special fundraising event on Thursday, January 11th to help secure funds needed for rebuilding efforts in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and raise capital for a new Community Center and Housing for Homeless Veterans.

The event will be held at the Kolo Klub (1422 Grand Street) from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and feature live music, open bar and raffle prizes.  What’s more, a Flat Screen TV, 2018 tickets to New Jersey Devils, New York Giants, New York Jets and New York Yankees games, Military paraphernalia and restaurant certificates are just some of the exciting items that will be up for bid in a silent auction.

Tickets are $85 and can be purchased by visiting http://bit.ly/2BKp7iD. Corporate donations are also being accepted and sponsorship opportunities are available.

All of the proceeds from the ticket sales and auction items will go towards a $1 million capital campaign for the development of a full-scale facility at the American Legion’s existing site at 308 Second Street.  The new facility will provide an enhanced level of operations and vital resources to veterans in the local community.  The initiative to build housing for homeless veterans and support services is the first of its kind in the United States by an American Legion post.

Hoboken’s American Legion Post has received Federal and County funds for the repair and reconstruction of its damaged building into a community center and housing complex for homeless veterans.  The all-volunteer organization is now focusing on generating additional funds to complete its vision for a new and revitalized American Legion Post that fully serves the men and women who have proudly served in armed forces.  Included in this effort are furnishing the new center and homes and the creation and support of critical veteran programs.

Jersey Cares Coat Drive

coat_drive_image_for_yggCollect Winter Coats for the Jersey Cares Coat Drive!

Donate a coat or register now to become a collection site!

Jersey Cares plans to collect and distribute more than 30,000 “gently used” winter coats to men, women, and children in need throughout New Jersey through The 22nd Annual Jersey Cares Coat Drive. Over the past 21 years, Jersey Cares has collected, sorted, and distributed more than 500,000 coats for New Jersey residents through our Annual Coat Drive. Companies, churches, fire departments, police stations, schools, and other organizations will set up collection sites across the state to collect coats and deliver them to the nearest Central Drop Off Point. Jersey Cares volunteers will then sort and organize the donated coats and bag them for pick up. Pre-approved 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations will then pick up their coats and distribute them to people in need.

Help keep our neighbors warm this winter! Donate a coat, become a collection sitedonate coats online, or volunteer to sort coats! Visit our FAQ page for more information, or call 973-533-1993 or email coatdrive@jerseycares.org with additional questions on how you can get involved.

For further information, click here. 

Goodwill – Donate Stuff. Create Jobs.

Your Clothes That Are Too Small Can Do Big Things for Others

goodwill_image-1481478152-3567There’s never a bad time to clear the clutter out of your home or garage, or to do a wardrobe purge. When you donate your stuff to Goodwill, the revenue from the sale of your donations helps fund job training and placement opportunities for people with disabilities and disadvantages directly in your community. That’s cleaning with a purpose.

Goodwill is promoting their “Donate Stuff, Create Jobs!” campaign: http://www.goodwill.org/donate-and-shop/donate-stuff/ Thanks to the programs and support services made possible by donations of clothes and household items, Goodwill helped place more than 312,000 people in jobs in the United States and Canada in 2015 – that’s one person finding a job every 23 seconds of every business day. So you’re literally donating your stuff AND helping to create jobs.

Today, 8.9 million Americans are out of work. And nearly 15 percent of the workforce is underemployed, which includes part-time workers who would prefer full-time employment. Continue reading