Giving Back

Bringing Up Down Syndrome (BUDS) preps kids with Down syndrome for Special Olympics—plus other hurdles that life may put in their way....
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GlassRoots provides a safe space for learning the unique art—and so much more....
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Determined cofounder Bob Benjamin has helped fundraise over $5.5 million for Parkinson's disease, from which he himself suffers....
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The Mercer County–based center assists the homeless with housing, job training and 
child care in a nurturing environment....
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Whether you donate toys and coats or spend some time serving food at a soup kitchen there are many volunteer opportunities in NJ to choose from....
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The G.I. Go Fund provides housing assistance, job training and business guidance for returning veterans....
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The Essex County–based nonprofit remains hungry for community change....
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At centers in Mountainside and Newark, Imagine helps children, teens and adults cope with loss....
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The organization provides real-world training for individuals who survived childhood trauma....
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The Linden-based organization offers scholarships and life-skills training....
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The nonprofit aims to bring joy and strength to critically sick kids and teens....
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Mary's Place by the Sea, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this June, has served close to 10,000 women from all over the country....
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Amy McCambridge-Steppe and Mark Steppe founded Unbridled Heroes Project in Allendale to comfort veterans and trauma victims with rescued mustangs. ...
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Big Brothers Big Sisters can change lives—but more mentors are needed....
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ALS strikes adults—but young family members are victims, too. Hope Loves Company aims to meet their emotional and educational needs. ...
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Fearless swimmers gear up for their annual Seaside Heights Polar Bear Plunge in support of Special Olympics New Jersey. This year's event is on February 23....
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Through this Franklin Lakes-based organization, yoga volunteers bring peaceful thoughts to at-risk populations....
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From installing stability rails for seniors to helping with grocery shopping, the Bergen Volunteer Center is hands-on. ...
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With some well-placed Velcro, a designing mom creates a wave of cool-looking clothes for the disabled....
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An ailing veteran grabs a lifeline and hauls himself and his family out of the depths of despair....
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