As a response to all of the amazing volunteer work being done across New Jersey, the Jersey Cares City Spotlight will showcase exceptional civic engagement weekly in a specific New Jersey community.
Moonachie, NJ is located in Bergen County in the Hackensack River watershed. Before 1987, the typical pronunciation of Moonachie was “moo-NAH-kee” until the former Mayor of New York City, Ed Koch, pronounced it “mah-NOO-chee” when suggesting that the New York Giants hold their victory parade there! Although the parade never came to fruition, Moonachie proves to be full of unwavering pride, enthusiasm, and hope. The dedicated volunteers of Jersey Cares are certainly no strangers to the community of Moonachie. Jersey Cares has partnered with several non-profit agencies in Moonachie to host multiple days of service and on-going volunteering opportunities.
On Jersey Cares Day, one Jersey Cares non-profit partner agency located in Moonachie hosted 75 volunteers. In just three hours, volunteers planted flowers, painted line games, and assembled benches. In addition to their dedication on Jersey Cares Day, volunteers also contributed to beautify the community in the months following Hurricane Sandy. Jersey Cares partnered with the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund to host Sandy Service Day on the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy in October 2013. Over the course of two days, two non-profit agency partners received assistance from almost 300 enthusiastic volunteers, totaling close to 800 total service hours! Additionally, Moonachie hosted a corporate service project with BNP Paribas which aided in disaster relief by completing 30 Welcome Home Painting Kits that were donated to homeowners returning to their repaired homes that were damaged by the storm.
The citizens of Moonachie spread their goodwill throughout Bergen County with weekly volunteer opportunities. They continually devote time to removing debris with Bingo Time in Paramus to socialize with our country’s veterans. We encourage you to lend a helping hand to the vibrant Bergen County community and visit the Jersey Cares Volunteer Opportunity Calendar.