• June 2017 Volunteer Opportunities in Hudson County

    We love Hoboken. We love Jersey City. We love Hudson County. And not just because we’re close to the city, have access to a million top notch restaurants and boutiques, and a sick view of the skyline, but because we love the true sense of community this area provides. And so we want to give back through #HobokenGirlHelps. This month, there are various important events in honor of some great causes. From making soap for those in need to lending a hand and supporting brain health to planning fundraisers, there’s plenty for you to get involved in this month that will really help make this community {and this world} an even better place.

    Soap Making Workshop for the Homeless: June 6th

    Give A Soap is an incredible non-profit organization that donates free soap to homeless shelters. The organization is hosting a workshop with Smart Soap + Candle Company to make soaps, and they’re inviting the community to join in on the DIY soap making action. At the end of each month, all soaps are donated to those in need. RSVP to the event here, and note that although this event is free to attend, there is a suggested donation of $20.

    The Hoboken Shelter’s 35th Anniversary Gala: June 13th + Ongoing  

    35th Anniversary Gala: June 13th 

    Every five years, the Hoboken Shelter hosts a gala, and this year they’ll be celebrating their 35th anniversary on June 13th at 7PM. To this day the shelter has served 2.5 million meals and sheltered over 500,000 guests and this event will celebrate this achievement. Though it is nearly sold out, you can still call the shelter and secure a few of the final seats or put your name on the waiting list. You can also support the event by making a donation in honor of the anniversary. Check out their site more information.

    Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities with Hoboken Shelter

    The shelter houses 50 people nightly, serves 500 meals daily, and provides such support services as food, shelter, case management, counseling, job and life skills training, creative arts workshops, and emergency homelessness prevention grants. They offer an array of volunteer opportunities like serving dinner, involvement in their lunch/showers program, sorting clothing + food donations, delivering food, and teaching culinary arts. Click here to get involved as a consistent volunteer.

    CarePoint Health Hudson County Diabetes Education Program: June 15th

    This is a great event to pass along to anyone you know who is affected by diabetes. Jersey City CarePoint Health is hosting a monthly community education program offered to local residents living with Type 1, 2, or pre-diabetes in Hudson County. They’re including important information on how to improve your health, and will be providing tips, a light dinner, and giveaways. You can register by calling 800-633-3160 or 201-858-5219.

    To be an consistent volunteer for Care Point Health, you can join their corps of volunteers by assisting patients, helping staff, greeting visitors, and working around the hospital.

    Cookout for Connor’s Cure at House of ‘Que: June 16th

    Join Cookout for Connor’s Cure at House of ‘Que this month for an evening of great BBQ, and drink specials, prizes, and giveaways. Raffles prizes include Devils vs. Rangers tickets, Summer Slam tickets, WWE merchandise and much, much more. Proceeds from the event will go towards Pediatric Cancer Research. Get tickets here to this not-to-miss event.

    Brain Health and Wellness Fair: June 21st

    This free outdoor event his hosted by the Act Now Foundation in association with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and the Hudson County Health & Human Services. The fair is offering a series of health screenings, fitness & nutrition information, tips, disease prevention, and education on various brain disorders like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Movement Disorders, and Epilepsy.

    Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

    Jersey City Son-Rise Program with the ASD Climber Foundation  

    The Autism Spectrum Disorders {ASD} Climber Foundation is looking for a few volunteers to work with a family and help them run a home based social skills program called the Son-Rise Program. No experience necessary and free training is provided. Time commitment is 2-4 hours per week for six months or more. Click here for more information and to apply.

    The Hoboken Public Library

    Kind of unsure what the library does besides housing a lot of books? The Hoboken Public Library has put together a volunteer program to not only assist the library staff in providing quality service, but to also create visibility within the community and to promote understand of what services the library provides. View their application here.

    Jersey Cares: Mentoring and Enrichment in Hoboken + Hunger Helpers in JC

    Join the TRUE Mentors program as a volunteer to spend time with and help manage children {ages 7-17}. Or, you can also become a volunteer at St. Lucy’s Shelter which is a year-round emergency shelter offering housing and food for single women and men. As a volunteer you help prepare, sort, and distribute food. Visit www.jerseycares.org to become a member and register for either one or both of these projects. They also have a vast list of volunteer opportunities laid out in their calendar, so be sure to check that out.

    Liberty Humane Society in JC  

    We’re all lovers of the cute and fluffy creatures that are benefited by the Liberty Humane Society in JC, and there’s no better way to help them best serve those animals than by becoming a volunteer. Check out our recent feature on how to get involved at LHS, or check out their site for more info.

    How will you be giving back this June? Comment below and keep the good vibes coming!

    UPCOMING JULY EVENTS:

    Party with Purpose 5k and Kids Fun Run: July 11th + Ongoing

    PWP 5k + Kids Fun Run: July 11th

    This is definitely not your traditional 5k, this is a whole day {and evening} event. One of the biggest races in Hoboken, this 5k, organized by Party with Purpose, benefits several local charities including the Boys + Girls Clubs and the Jubilee Center. After a kid’s fun run at 3PM and other family activities during the day, the actual race start time is 7pm with an after party on the waterfront immediately following. Over 1500 runners race along the Hudson for this great cause. Get involved here.

    Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities for PWP

    Want to plan events for a great cause? Become a volunteer for Party with Purpose. This Hoboken based organization brings together people and professionals to organize events that raise money for children’s charities. Specific part-time volunteer positions/opportunities they’re offering are: Executive Director, Marketing Communications & PR, Grant Relationship Director, Business Development and Sponsorship Sales. For more information and to apply, email info@partywithpurpose.org.


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    Mostly from Marco Island, FL, Danielle moved to NJ to pursue her Bachelor’s in Communication & Media Arts at Montclair State University. Despite her geographical location, she always had a soul connection to Hoboken and the surrounding area, spending nearly every summer meandering through the sweet streets of the Mile Square while visiting her family. Besides writing, she's a lover of cozy cafés, good lyrics, inspiring speeches, mountainous retreats, and sunsets on the skyline. She enjoys capturing the moment and has a passion for travel and discovery. You can often find her exploring the city or venturing to one of her favorite East Coast spots.


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