As an organization of hundreds of Hoboken families, HFA is in a great position to affect positive change in our local community. There are lots of Hudson County people in need of some extra care, attention, support or resources, including seniors, children of all ages and the homeless.
The Philanthropy committee of HFA strives to create meaningful collaborations between our members and the community and has already partnered with the All Saints Development Corporation, NJ- DYFS, Good Counsel, Hoboken Boys & Girls Club, Hoboken Shelter, Hudson CASA, Hudson Perinatal Consortium, In Jesus Name Charities, Mile Square Theatre, True Mentors, WIC, Women Rising and the York Street Project to provide service, in-kind donations and/or volunteers. In addition to in-kind donations listed above, and over $15,000 to Project Play, HFA donated over $15,000 to various philanthropic causes and local charities this year.
We maintain a list of local organizations in need of donations and/or volunteers (see Resources) and highlight at least one opportunity in each of our newsletters, so HFA members can always find ways to help.
The Philanthropy committee is always looking to expand our resources and partnerships. Volunteers are always needed and welcome and you may participate as your schedule allows. If you would like to hear more about our projects, please contact Michele Hulsman at email@example.com
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the HFA to help fund our local events, as well as our philanthropic mission, click the DONATE NOW button below. (Donations are made through PayPal).
Homework Club Birthday Parties
The HFA Philanthropy Committee is working with the Jubilee Center to provide birthday parties for less privileged children. Every year, the HFA has given over $3,000 to the Jubilee Center for this cause. The Jubilee Center is an after school program offering snacks, homework help, enrichment activities, dinner and tutoring, to approximately 100 children, ages 5 through 12, living in Hoboken’s public housing neighborhood.
The Jubilee Center receives support from All Saints Community Service & Development Corporation and is located at 601 Jackson Street.
One Friday afternoon per month during the school year, the Philanthropy committee provides a birthday party for the members of the Jubilee Kids, including a cake, a special activity such as a game or arts and crafts project, and a gift certificate for each birthday child that month.
Help us make birthdays special for the Jubilee Kids by volunteering and/or donating to this project! Donations of party supplies (including plates, napkins, cups and decorations), arts and crafts supplies, as well as homebaked cupcakes or cake are needed for each party. Volunteers are always needed to assist at the parties. To participate in this project, please contact Cindy Altberger at Caltberger@nullgmail.com or 917-576-7024 (cell).
LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN NEED OF DONATIONS AND/OR VOLUNTEERS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Suits For Success (formerly known as Dress for Success)
121- 125 Newark Avenue, 3rd floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306-1326
Ph: 201 395 0202
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 9 am to 3 pm Tuesday & Thursday. All sizes appreciated. Larger sizes are especially needed.
Benefits mothers in a crisis pregnancy as well as their children, preparing them to live independently.
Needs/Accepts: Diapers and wipes. How to donate: Contact them via phone or e-mail to arrange a drop-off.
Hoboken Public Library
500 Park Avenue
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Ph: 201 420 2346
Hoboken Public Library accepts: books, CDs, DVDs, and some computer equipment. Call ahead before dropping off items.
300 Bloomfield Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Ph: 201 656 5069
Benefits homeless adult men and women in developing the skills needed to gain employment, achieve independence and re-integrate into the community.
Needs/Accepts: Travel-size toiletries, men’s casual clothing, men’s socks, gloves, scarves, men’s underwear and belts, disposable plates, utensils, cups & napkins, garbage bags, toilet paper, paper towels, dish detergent and laundry detergent. How to donate: Contact Jaclyn Cherubini, Executive Director, via e-mail at email@example.com or via phone to arrange a drop-off.
375 Monmouth Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Ph: 201 792 1161
Benefits low income families with developmentally/physically challenged children up to 3-years old through three locations.
Needs/Accepts: Currently, no donations accepted at this time.
In Jesus Name Charities
411 Clinton Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030 http://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.
Needs/Accepts: Only food pantry items at this time.
How to volunteer: Contact April Harris firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201-792-2112
601 Jackson Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
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 4:30-5:30 pm (Monday-Thursday), tutoring from 6:00-7:00 pm (Monday-Thursday) and other special events. Accepts: Leftover birthday party supplies for Jubilee center birthday parties.
How to volunteer: Contact Linda Simpson at email@example.com or call 201-792-0342
St. Mary Hospital Thrift Shop
536 Garden Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Ph: 201 653 8191
Hours: 12 pm – 5 pm Thursday through Saturday
Benefits St. Mary Hospital
Needs/Accepts: 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.
Salvation Army Thrift Store
248 Erie Street (14th St)
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Ph: 201 653 3071
Hours: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Saturday, Sunday 1:00-6:00
Benefits the volunteer efforts of the Salvation Army.
Needs/Accepts: 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.
270 Fairmont Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Ph: 201 333 5700
Hours: 9 am - 6 pm, Monday through Friday
Assists women and their families to achieve self-sufficiency and live safe fulfilling and productive lives, through social services, economic development and advocacy services.
Needs/Accepts: New– Bed linens (twin size & crib size), comforters, pillows, shower curtains, towels, throw rugs.
Donations can be delivered by appointment ONLY. Monday through Friday between the hours of 9AM – 5PM. Please make arrangements with an agency representative by calling 201-333-5700. There are various departments with a multitude of needs.
Jersey City WIC Program
201 Cornelison Avenue, 2nd floor
Jersey City, NJ 07304
Ph: 201 547 6841
Hours: 7am-3:30pm, Monday through Friday
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 M-F. Feel free to contact Theresa Kelly or Nilda Figeroa at the above number. Please note: WIC cannot provide a receipt for tax purposes. www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/wic/index.shtml