Charity: Helping others in need

11/16/2009:

Despite the “economic downturn” that has been in the news the past couple years – not all of us are necessarily suffering…

Hoboken411 reader Chris wants to see if you have any suggestions for helping families in need this holiday season!

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Looking to sponsor / help local families

“I read your site daily and figured you would be a great place to start. My wife & I are looking to volunteer around the holidays and ideally would like to do it here in Hoboken.

Luckily we haven’t been hit by the downturn in the economy and this season we would like to “sponsor” a family in Hoboken or the area that has run into hard economic times and make sure Santa hasn’t missed them and their kids. I’m not sure if there are programs like this in place, though I thought you may have some ideas or can ask your readers.”

If you have any specific ideas that might help Chris find what he’s looking for, please feel free to share in the comments!

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5 Comments on "Charity: Helping others in need"

Deb
Member

If you choose to venture out of Hoboken in addition to helping out here, please check out my sister-in-law’s recent charity launch, Doing Good in Her Name:

http://www.doinggoodinhername.com/

Donations of baby items, giftcards and cash (whatever you prefer) would go to families of critically ill infants. You don’t even have to leave your house to send something to make a family’s day. Thanks for your consideration.

clintonstgirl
Member
clintonstgirl

Jersey Cares has a program called “Frosty Friends” and you can select how many children you’d like to sponsor.

Here is the website:
http://jerseycares.org/AboutUs/index.php/Frosty's%20Friends.html

SoccerLearningCenter
Member
SoccerLearningCenter

I commend you and your wife for wanting to give back to your community. We are currently seeking help for a very worthy Jersey City mother who is barely able to make ends meet while she cares solely for her 14-month old son who was diagnosed with Zellweger Syndrome – a rare genetic illness with no cure.

We are collecting donations on our website; seeking new/gently used winter clothing donations for her baby and older son; and are looking for items like supermarket food cards to help her get by. The mother currently has no work income.

To learn more about our efforts, please visit this link:
http://www.soccerlearningcenter.com/kenneth-black.html

-or- watch the CBS news coverage from over the weekend:
http://wcbstv.com/video/?id=134857@wcbs.dayport.com

Thank you for considering this brave, local mom! Feel free to call us for more information.

Coach Alex Lalaoui
The Soccer Learning Center
201-656-1156

jc5201
Member
jc5201

The Hoboken Shelter is a good place to help. St. Francis Church collects toys for homeless children every year. You might want to check with your local church or synogogue as they might know of specific families in need. Habitat for Humanity of Hudson County is a great day(s) of work. Usually you build alongside the family that will be living in the home, and you can always drive by at a later date and take pride in the fruits of your labor.

Watchmaker
Member
Watchmaker

Hoboken Homeless Shelter is definitely the place to start: check out http://www.hobokenshelter.org if you’re interested to volunteer.

They also have regular fundraisers this time of year – the next one is on Dec 2nd.

In response to jc5201 who said:
The Hoboken Shelter is a good place to help. St. Francis Church collects toys for homeless children every year. You might want to check with your local church or synogogue as they might know of specific families in need. Habitat for Humanity of Hudson County is a great day(s) of work. Usually you build alongside the family that will be living in the home, and you can always drive by at a later date and take pride in the fruits of your labor.

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