Local Donation and Volunteer Opportunities

This list has been compiled by HFA members to facilitate donations and volunteer support of local organizations. To add a resource to this list, please contact hfaphilanthropy@nullyahoo.com


Address:  500 Park Avenue, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201-420-2346
Website: www.hoboken.bccls.org
How to donate:  Call ahead before dropping off books.

Address:  300 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201-656-5069
Website: www.hobokenshelter.org
Focus:  Benefits homeless adult men and women in developing the skills needed to gain employment, achieve independence and re-integrate into the community.
Needs/Accepts:   http://hobokenshelter.org/items-needed/
How to donate: Contact Jaclyn Cherubini at director@nullhobokenshelter.org or via phone to arrange a drop-off.

Address:  375 Monmouth Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone: 201-792-1161
Website:  www.hudsonmilestones.org
Focus:  Benefits low income families with developmentally or physically challenged children up to 3-years old through three locations.
Needs/Accepts: Currently, no donations accepted at this time.

Address:  411 Clinton Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone:  201-792-2112

Hours: 2:00 - 5:00 pm on Tues, Thurs & Saturday
Website: www.injesusnamecharities.org
This Center provides food, clothing and emergency assistance to the Hoboken poor. They also offer family literacy events and other family literacy support.
 Food pantry items, childrens' toys & children's' clothing, small housewares & linens.
How to volunteer: 
Contact April Harris at ijncharities@nulloptonline.net or via phone.

Address: 199 Summit Ave. Suite A2, Jersey City, NJ 07304
Phone: 201-547-6842
Focus:  New Jersey WIC Services provides supplemental nutritious foods to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to the age of five.
Needs/Accepts:  Women's (including maternity), teen and children's clothing, bassinets, baby items - including strollers, bassinets, car seats, diapers, wipes, toys, books, etc., shoes and accessories, household items, and food is also in high demand.
How to donate:  Items can be dropped off from 7:30am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday. Contact Theresa Kelly or Nilda Figeroa via phone at 201-547-6841.  Please note: WIC cannot provide a receipt for tax purposes.

Address:  601 Jackson Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone:  201-792-0340
Website:  www.jubileecenterhoboken.org
Focus:  This Center, sponsored by All Saints Community Service & Development Corporation, provides afterschool homework support to kids in Hoboken's public housing.
Needs/Accepts: Volunteers to help with homework 3:30-4:30 pm (Monday-Thursday), enrichment activities 4:30-5:30pm (Monday-Thursday), tutoring from 6:00-7:00pm (Monday-Thursday) and other special events.   Accepts leftover birthday party supplies for Jubilee center birthday parties.
How to volunteer: Contact development@nulljubileecenterhoboken.org or via phone.

Address:   248 Erie Street (14th St), Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone:  201-653-3071

Hours: 7:30-6  Mon-Fri. ; 1-6pm on Sat.
Website: www.salvationarmy.org
Benefits the volunteer efforts of the Salvation Army.
Men's, women's and children's clothing, shoes and accessories, books and toys, household items, furniture.
How to donate:  
Items can be dropped off  during business hours. Call during business hours to arrange for furniture donation pick-up.

Address:  536 Garden Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201-653-8191
Website: www.stmaryadvocates.org
Benefits various  health and education needs  such as nursing scholarships, Hoboken Ambulance Corp, Wounded Warriors and many other charities
Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, shoes and accessories; books and toys; small household items.
How to donate:
Call or stop by during business hours to drop-off donations.  Business hours are 12pm-5pm Thursday through Saturday.
How to volunteer: 
Contact 201-653-8191

SUITS FOR SUCCESS (formerly known as Dress for Success)
Address:  121- 125 Newark Avenue, 3rd floor, Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: 201-395-0202
Website:  www.suitsforsuccess.org
Focus:  Benefits men and women entering the workforce after unemployment and welfare.
Needs/Accepts: Interview- and work-appropriate men and women's clothing in excellent condition (no obvious tears, stains, missing buttons or broken zippers), dry-cleaned or laundered as appropriate, on hangers. New and nearly new shoes, scarves, purses, belts, jewelry, new nylons and unused cosmetics are also accepted.
How to donate: You may drop off donations from 10:00am-3:00pm Mon- Friday, (except during lunchtime 12-1:00). Please call 24 hours in advance for any drop off of donations.  All sizes appreciated. Larger sizes are especially needed.

Address:  270 Fairmont Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: 201-333-5700
Website: www.womenrising.org
Focus:  Assists women and their families to achieve self-sufficiency and live safe fulfilling and productive lives, through social services, economic development and advocacy services.
New bed linens (twin size  & crib size), diapers & sanitary products, comforters, pillows,  shower curtains, towels, throw rugs.
How to donate: 
Donations can be delivered by appointment ONLY between the hours of 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday.  Please make arrangements with an agency representative by calling 201-333-5700 or via email dtierney@nullwomenrising.org.  There are various departments with a multitude of needs.


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