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#MakeADifferenceDay Jersey Cares

#MakeADifferenceDay Jersey Cares

USA Weekend Magazine created Make A Difference Day back in 1992. Since then, many organizations have supported, developing campaigns centered around the holiday. Now, USA Today is its primary sponsor and organizer. It is the #1 location to find ways in which you can make a difference. Ways to celebrate are limitless. 

There are numerous organizations across the globe that focus on making a difference daily. #HipNJ would like to highlight Jersey Cares, a program filled with hundreds of volunteer opportunities, open to everyone! The make volunteering super simple! First you register, and then you can choose a volunteer opportunity, participate in an annual event, start a collection drive, or even get your company involved in their Corporate Service Program

Volunteer Opportunities 

Jersey Cares has volunteer opportunities available  every single day. For the remainder of the month, they have opportunities such as Marketplace, Tutoring and Mentoring, Pet Therapy, Halloween Costume Drives, Earth Keepers, Mobile Meals, Caring Closet, Care of the Park, Hunger Helpers, and so much more!

Annual Events 

Jersey Cares holds their Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event annually in order to embody Dr. King’s vision, bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together. The goal is to strengthen their communities and build a stronger New Jersey. This year, 1700 volunteers in 20 service projects, across 10 counties, honored the legacy of Dr. MLK Jr. by serving hot meals to those who needed them, creating blankets for the homeless, painting murals in schools, sending time with seniors, and more! 

They also hold their September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance event annually. In 2017, they gathered 500 volunteers at a Jersey City high school. Volunteers honored those who were affected by 9/11 through projects such as creating thank-you kits for first responders, landscaping the schools 9/11 memorial, and painting inspirational murals in the hallway. 

Customized Corporate Service Programs

Becoming a Jersey Cares Partner means getting your company involved in a non-profit partnership that will benefit the community. Your company will receive customized volunteer project planning services for your employees, clients, vendors, family members and anyone else you choose. So far, Jersey Care Partners have participated in interactive workshops, financial literacy and resume building workshops, greenhouse building and more!

In addition, apart of the Customized Corporate Service Program is The Jersey Cares On the Go Program. It provides employees the opportunity to contribute to their communities through team-based projects that are implemented right in their offices or on-site at a conference!

As you can see, making a difference is made simple by Jersey Cares. Let’s join them today!

As they say, “Be the change. Volunteer.”

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“Sidekicked” at Cape May Stage @ Robert Shackleton Playhouse
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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Sep
22
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The Discovery Orchestra Holds In... @ Delbarton School
Sep 22 @ 2:45 pm – 4:30 pm
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23
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10:30 am 2019 NFL Alumni NY/NJ Chapter Ce... @ Trump National Golf Club “Old Course"
2019 NFL Alumni NY/NJ Chapter Ce... @ Trump National Golf Club “Old Course"
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am
2019 NFL Alumni NY/NJ Chapter Celebrity Golf @ Trump National Golf Club “Old Course"
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24
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10:30 am 10th Annual EWF Golf Event @ Forsgate Country Club
10th Annual EWF Golf Event @ Forsgate Country Club
Sep 24 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
10th Annual EWF Golf Event @ Forsgate Country Club
The 10th Anniversary of our Annual EWF Golf Event! Please join us at the beautiful Forsgate Country Club for the 10th anniversary of our Annual Executive Women’s Forum Golf Event! Each year, this event brings...
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27
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7:00 pm St. Catherine of Siena School’s ... @ Bella Napoli
St. Catherine of Siena School’s ... @ Bella Napoli
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TICKET INCLUDES: Buffet dinner Beer and wine Cigar roller presentation Complimentary cigars and cutters Smoking on the patio Selection of luxury and exotic cars onsite for viewing pleasure and more… **PROCEEDS BENEFIT ST. CATHERINE OF...
7:00 pm St. Catherine of Siena School’s ... @ Bella Napoli
St. Catherine of Siena School’s ... @ Bella Napoli
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
St. Catherine of Siena School's First Annual Cars & Cigars Night Out @ Bella Napoli
TICKET INCLUDES : Buffet dinner Beer and wine  Cigar roller  presentation Complimentary cigars and cutters Smoking on the patio Selection of luxury and exotic cars onsite for viewing pleasure and more… **PROCEEDS BENEFIT ST. CATHERINE...
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28
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5:30 pm Celebrating the Music of Ray Cha... @ NJPAC
Celebrating the Music of Ray Cha... @ NJPAC
Sep 28 @ 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm
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Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles With Yolanda Adams, Davell Crawford, Dianne Reeves and Jarrod Spector. Hosted by Music Director Ray Chew. The most memorable songs made famous by the legendary Ray Charles – numbers...
8:30 pm NJPAC Women’s Association Gala P... @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
NJPAC Women’s Association Gala P... @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
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NJPAC Women's Association Gala Performance and After-Party @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
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29
Sun
11:00 am Minette’s Angels Foundation Inau... @ Verona Park
Minette’s Angels Foundation Inau... @ Verona Park
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11:30 am The Infernos Band, “Musical Odys... @ Eden Autism Center, Plainsboro
The Infernos Band, “Musical Odys... @ Eden Autism Center, Plainsboro
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