City Spotlight: Newark

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.

Newark, NJ! Home to the Jersey Cares office and the entertainment district! Newark now hosts the Prudential Center, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the Newark Symphony and the Riverfront Stadium! Newark sees many talented individuals on these stages. In addition to these super star performers, Newark is also home to almost 100 of our super star agencies!

Last winter, Newark’s volunteers distributed around 8,000 coats and donated them to 39 agencies for the Jersey Cares Coat Drive. In addition, more than 800 children received holiday gifts through Frosty’s Friends, a winter gift-giving campaign.


Volunteers painting Newark community center on Jersey Cares Day 2014!

On the 16th Annual Jersey Cares Day, five non-profit partner agencies were revitalized by 350 volunteers! Volunteers painted classrooms, gymnasiums, murals and planted gardens and landscapes. In total, Newark’s volunteers served nearly 140 hours which benefited almost 1,000 children– outstanding results! The Jersey Cares Volunteer Opportunity Calendar partners with nine Newark non-profits to host more than 40 volunteer events monthly!

Not only do individual volunteers prove to be stars while giving their time in Newark, but corporate volunteers also leave a tremendous impact! Last month, ADP dedicated their time to the city of Newark. ADP volunteers contributed close to 300 hours of service with over 80 volunteers at two Newark schools. Newark certainly benefitted from their generosity!

Jersey Cares continually posts fun and exciting volunteer opportunities in the city of Newark. Join us in continuing our efforts of volunteerism with Hunger Helpers, a monthly meal service volunteer opportunity, Plant it Forward, a community garden revitalization project, and Literacy Leaders, a weekly education initiative for children and youth.

City Spotlight: Morristown

In order to share 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.


Jersey Cares staff members leading a volunteer project at Jockey Hollow Top Preserve in Morristown, NJ.


Morristown is a quaint North Jersey community that’s the perfect blend of urban and suburban. It’s a popular destination for foodies, families, theatre patrons, and Jersey Cares volunteers! Jersey Cares has been mobilizing volunteers in Morristown since we started our work and our first offices were located there. This past winter, over 100 coats were distributed through The 18th Annual Jersey Cares Coat Drive and over 100 hot meals were prepared for our Morristown neighbors. In the month of April, Jersey Cares volunteers will socialize with the senior citizens of Morristown  provide over 40 hours of service playing bingo and joining in pet therapy. In the last year, corporate volunteers from 9 different companies have given back over 300 hours of service by collecting coats, assembling new picnic tables and benches and painting mobile murals to enhance the beauty of the community.


We need your help this spring in Morristown too! Jersey Cares Day, Saturday May 3rd, we will be hosting several family friendly events in Morristown that consist of trailblazing and painting classrooms at three non-profit agencies. Opportunities to serve are still open and we look forward to seeing you at a Jersey Cares event in Morristown, NJ soon!