1. CUMAC: CUMAC feeds people and changes lives.
It works to alleviate hunger and its root causes for those in need in Paterson,
Passaic County and northern New Jersey. In 1985, CUMAC was incorporated as the
Center of United Methodist Aid to the Community Ecumenically Concerned Helping
Others (CUMAC/ECHO) – a name meant to show that while we are an urban mission
of the United Methodist Church, we serve all people in need without
discrimination. Volunteers will participate and assist in food sorting and food
bagging at this food pantry located in Paterson, NJ. All volunteers must wear
closed toed shoes and layers for service at this food pantry.
2. Bonsal Preserve: The Bonsal preserve is
located and owned by the Township of Montclair, New Jersey and was purchased
with NJ DEP Green Acres funds. The City of Clifton is located to the north, and
residential development surrounds the preserve to the south, east and west.
There are 9.12 acres of adjacent lands located to the north of the preserve
which are controlled by the North Jersey District Water Commission for its
Wanaque Reservoir Balancing Tank which provide additional habitat for wildlife.
Volunteers will participate in a clean up/garbage removal at this park in
3. Liberty Science Center: Liberty Science
Center is New Jersey’s most-visited museum and one of the most popular science
centers in the country. Located in historic Liberty State Park, across the
river from Lower Manhattan, its mission is to provide an innovative learning
resource for the lifelong exploration of nature, humanity and technology,
strengthening communities, and inspiring global stewardship. Volunteers will
participate in a clean up/garbage removal on LSC grounds in Jersey City, New
4. Hillside Food Bank: The Community Food
bank’s mission is to fight hunger and poverty in New Jersey by assisting those
in need and seeking long term solutions. The Food Bank distributes 39 million
pounds of food and groceries a year, ultimately serving 1,500 non-profit programs
including 436 programs served by its partner distribution organizations.
Through their combined efforts, they help to feed 900,000 low-income people in
18 of New Jersey’s 21 counties. Volunteers will participate and assist in food
sorting and food bagging at this food pantry located in Hillside, New Jersey. All
volunteers must wear closed toed shoes to serve at this food bank.
5. Montclair Animal Shelter: The Township of
Montclair Animal Shelter-Animal Control and Humane Law Enforcement Department
is committed to providing assistance to the residents and animals of Montclair.
Their goals are education, enforcement, rescue and rehabilitation. Volunteers
will participate in a clean up of cages at this animal shelter located in
Montclair, New Jersey.
6. St. Peter’s Haven: To respond to the needs
of homeless families in the community, St. Peter’s Church began St. Peter’s
Haven, a shelter for homeless families. While other homeless shelters serve the
needs of either men or women, St. Peter’s Haven offers homeless families the
opportunity to stay together as a family unit while getting on their feet to
find housing, employment and opportunities for parents and children. The
shelter program expanded from one family to three families. From a program to
provide food for the homeless families under our roof, the Community Food
Pantry currently serves over 1,000 persons a month. Volunteers will participate
and assist in food sorting and food bagging at this food pantry located in
Clifton, New Jersey. All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes to serve at
7. Clifton Public School #4: Clifton is a
wonderful place to live and grow. School 4 is proud to be a contributing
partner in Clifton’s reputation and future. School 4 is the smallest of
Clifton’s 14 elementary schools. The school provides a safe, secure, consistent
nurturing environment. School 4 is a wonderful school, rich in diversity, pride
and enthusiasm. Their motto is “Today’s Treasures, Tomorrow’s Hope!” Volunteers
will help paint a large mural for an outdoor classroom and redecorate the
basement of the art room.
8. Covenant House: Covenant House was founded
in 1972 with the mission to help homeless youth escape the streets. Today,
Covenant House is the largest privately-funded agency in the Americas providing
food, shelter, immediate crisis care, and essential services to homeless,
throwaway, and runaway kids. Covenant House doesn't stop at offering an
immediate safe harbor to homeless youth; it strives to move each kid forward
down the path to an independent adulthood, free from the risk of future
homelessness. Volunteers will be assisting with sorting clothing donations and
cleaning up files in a storage room in New York, New York. Volunteers must use
public transportation to reach this location.
9. St. Lucy’s Shelter: St.
Lucy's Shelter is a supervised 24-hour, 7-day-a-week, year-round emergency
shelter facility for single women and men offering emergency housing and food
for those in need. Volunteers will assist with the daily functions of
this shelter ranging from washing clothing to sorting food donations in the
food pantry. All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes to serve at this
10. Project Street Sweep (Little Falls): The
Little Falls Township is named for the Passaic River waterfall that formerly
spilled downstream from the dam in front of the Beattie Mill. Volunteers will
participate in a beautification project in Little Falls cleaning up the
township's parks and streets with weed removal at the Morris Canal location.
11. Project Street Sweep (Bloomfield): Bloomfield
Township is a growing, suburban community offering an ideal environment in
which families, as well as businesses, can grow and prosper. One of New
Jersey’s more diverse municipalities (covering only 5.3 square miles and
inhabiting nearly 47,000 residents), Bloomfield Township boasts an excellent
public school system and first-rate recreational facilities including newly
renovated parks and athletic fields. In Bloomfield, volunteers will participate
in a clean up of the local streets.
12. Municipal Car Wash: The Haddon Heights Fire
Department provides service to the residents of Haddon Heights and to
surrounding communities to preserve and to protect life and property. The
Haddon Heights Fire Department accomplishes this by providing highly trained
fire fighters to the scene of a call for service in a timely manner on properly
equipped and maintained apparatus. The Haddon Heights Fire Department will
strive to protect the lives of our neighbors, ourselves and property of others;
however, the protection and preservation of life will always be our priority. Volunteers
will participate in a car wash of local municipal vehicles to show appreciation
for all the hard work they do serving the Montclair State University campus.
This car wash will take place on the Montclair State campus in Lot 23 North.
13. Campus Clean Up: With 18,500 students,
Montclair State University is New Jersey's second largest university and we
feel a special pride in our reputation for exceptional faculty, commitment to
excellent teaching and the quality of our scholarship. We are proud that our
mission of providing an excellent education to a diverse student body is being
fulfilled on our campus every day. Volunteers will participate in a clean up of
the University grounds beautifying their campus. The clean up will start by the
Newman Center steps and work back towards Bohn Hall.
14. Letters for Veterans: Montclair State University's Student Veterans Association is a Class II organization of the Student Government Association. The organization is a "home base" for veteran/military students and works to assist members with the transition to college life. The Student Veterans Association also encourages community outreach and collaboration with other campus organizations and Veteran groups. Volunteers will participate in a letter writing effort to show appreciation to the veterans who serve our country proudly with dedication. This project will take place on campus.