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Spirit Of Giving | Dec 19, 2014

Monmouth County SPCA

The Monmouth County SPCA and Homeward Bound Adoption Center is a non-profit organization that receive no federal, state or local funding. They rely entirely on private donations to fund the many programs provided. The MCSPCA is an Open Admission shelter that does not euthanize adoptable pets. This policy was adopted in 1999 and has enabled the group to save countless lives. However, since adoptable animals stay at the shelter until they are able to find the right home, the added financial and manpower burden has been enormous.
The MCSPCA provides services that improve the quality of life for all citizens of the community, not just for pet owners. In addition to animal adoption and surrender services, the Monmouth County SPCA provides the following services to the community including: Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic, Cruelty Investigations, Humane Education, Pet Assisted Therapy, Dog Training, Pet Bereavement Counseling, Lost and Found services.

More Info: http://mspca.org/

Spirit Of Giving | Dec 18, 2014

HABcore

HABcore, a non-profit organization located in Monmouth County, takes the lives of people in need and transforms them by providing living arrangements and services. HABcore provides a permanent home-like setting for the residents along with services to help them create a plan for a better future life. Achieving self-sufficiency while in a supportive and structured environment is the main goal of this organization.
The group was founded in September 1988 after many volunteers at the Lunchbreak Organization in Red Bank realized many of the people needed help on a whole new level. Their housing situation was inadequate for a healthy and productive lifestyle. HABcore was founded to provide affordable living for people who lived in the same region as Red Bank’s Lunchbreak. HABcore received the name from the first initials of the last names of three men who died in Red Bank in the 80s.
The group maintains that it has been successful because of the commitment from the trustees. From performing many services including laundry, to working on many of the committees that make HABcore possible such as Finance and Residential Life, the trustees have really made HABcore flourish.

More Info: http://habcore.org/

Spirit Of Giving | Dec 17, 2014

180 Turning Lives Around

180, TURNING LIVES AROUND IS A PRIVATE, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO ENDING DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY.
THE GROUP HAS SERVED INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES FOR 35 YEARS. THE STAFF PROVIDES IMMEDIATE AND LONG TERM SUPPORT IN ASSISTING CLIENTS WITH THE TRAUMA THEY HAVE EXPERIENCED, WHILE SUPPORTING THEM IN OBTAINING SERVICES AND MAKING DECISIONS THAT WILL TURN THEIR LIVES AROUND.
180, TURNING LIVES AROUND IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING SUPPORT DURING CRISIS & LONG TERM GROUP COUNSELING FOR VICTIMS AND FAMILIES AFFECTED BY DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE. ADVOCACY BY ASSISTING OUR CLIENTS IN ACQUIRING THE SERVICES AND SUPPORT THEY NEED FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. EDUCATION & PREVENTION WHILE STRIVING TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF VIOLENCE BY BRINGING THEIR VAST EXPERTISE IN THE AREAS OF SEXUAL AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TO THE CLASSROOM, PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS. AND THROUGH OUTREACH AS THEY WORK TO MOBILIZE CONCERNED INDIVIDUALS, ORGANIZATIONS, & COMMUNITY GROUPS TO JOIN OUR EFFORTS TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, MEN AND CHILDREN.

More Information: Here

Spirit Of Giving | Dec 16, 2014

Collier Youth Services

The mission of Collier Youth Services is to provide at-risk youth a chance to grow toward their potential in an environment that promotes belonging, dignity and hope.
In 1927, Mrs. Robert Collier bequeathed the Wickatunk property to the Sisters of the Good Shepherd for the establishment of a residential school for neglected and dependent girls. This residential program was in operation until the mid-1970s, when it was changed to Collier High School, an alternative day school for both boys and girls. At this time, Collier also expanded to include a group home for teenage girls and a summer camp for disadvantaged youngsters.
The property also houses the Kateri (Cat-er-ee) Environmental Center, which offers year-round, educational and recreational activities for children and families. These programs encourage a love of nature and respect for the environment. The Kateri programs cover a wide range of environmental topics while incorporating fun and adventure into every activity. All programs use the natural resources of Collier Youth Services’ beautiful 260-acre campus, including a pond, stream, fields and miles of nature trails to engage and educate both young and old.

More information: “Collier Youth Services”>http://www.collieryouthservices.org/content_page2.aspx?cid=136

News, Spirit Of Giving | Dec 13, 2014

The Brookdale Community College Foundation

In the 21st Century, higher education isn’t a luxury, it’s vital to sustaining our communities and achieving the American dream in support of the “common good.” Higher education transforms individuals, families and communities now and for generations to come. It is a springboard to success for those who seize the opportunities that college provides. There are government grants for students who have few resources, but little in the way of help for students from average working class families. The mission of the foundation is to help deserving students , who neither qualify for state nor federal aid, achieve their dreams of a college degree.
The cost of a Brookdale education is only a third of that of a public four-year college and a fifth of that of a private four-year college. Even so, finances are still an issue for a growing number of students. Brookdale students juggle full time and part time jobs, family responsibilities and college coursework simultaneously.

Most students, however, don’t qualify for federal or State aid simply because they “make too much money” as defined by federal or State formulas and guidelines used to determine “need.” These students of hard-working, middle class families are left to either take out loans, increase their work hours or reduce their course load thereby delaying and sometimes forfeiting their educational goals.
The funds we raise are made possible by the generous support of alumni, faculty, administration, individuals, companies and organizations who value and recognize the vital role that Brookdale plays in educating Monmouth County people of all backgrounds, abilities and ages.

Moree Information: http://www.brookdalecc.edu/