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Spirit Of Giving | Dec 09, 2014


Social Community Activities Network, or SCAN is New Jersey’s premier provider of continuing education and support services for adults over 50.

The group, located at Monmouth Mall, has been providing services since 1988, including, “Take Control of your Health” a program designed to help participants manage chronic conditions.

This non-profit also presents the SCAN Mall Walkers Program, which includes weekly seminars,   as well as a multitude of classes on health, fitness, arts, crafts, exercise, computer literacy, and more.


More information at: http://www.scannj.com/

Spirit Of Giving | Dec 08, 2014

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.

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 raised 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.



Spirit Of Giving | Dec 07, 2014

Selective Seconds

Selective Seconds, as part of the St. Rose, Belmar St. Vincent de Paul Society, has become a model for other non-profit charities by demonstrating what can be accomplished when you combine a great idea with perseverance, dedication, hard work, and a little bit of luck.

Selective Seconds collects donated, high-quality furniture and home décor from throughout the Jersey Shore area. The sale of these items generates proceeds to provide those in need with a hand up, not a hand out. What began with the simple observation of a couch being discarded at the curbside of someone’s house and the realization that someone else might need it has turned into a full-time, year-round charity service that includes a robust staff of dedicated volunteers who not only man the store but also help collect and deliver furniture.

Since its inception in January, 2011, the furniture outreach ministry has helped financially support over one-thousand families and over three-thousand individuals by paying rent, utilities, groceries, gas and doctor office visits.

More information at: https://www.facebook.com/SelectiveSecondsFurniture


Spirit Of Giving | Dec 06, 2014

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth and Middelsex Counties

Big Brothers – Big Sisters is a popular non-profit organization throughout America with a branch in Monmouth County. The organization looks to take children who are suffering from emotional, social, and academic disadvantages and make a difference. Through this organization, the children will be paired up with an adult Big Brother or Big Sister to help lead them down a path of confidence and able adulthood.

The children and their Big brother or Big Sister experience a one-on-one relationship in which the adult advises and guides the child to be the best they can possibly be. The organization started locally in Tinton Falls when a man Curtis Colby befriended a boy named Joey who recently lost his father. Through this relationship Curtis saw how important relationships are to young people who need guidance and decided to contact the Monmouth County Division of Social Services and as a result the Monmouth County branch of Big Brothers and Big Sisters was created in 1976.

The program helps a variety of youth including children with a parent in jail, either one or both parents involved in drugs, or residing with a grandparent.

More at: bbbsmonmouth.org

Spirit Of Giving | Dec 05, 2014

New Beginnings Animal Rescue

Located in East Brunswick, New Beginnings Animal Rescue is made up of a small group of volunteers who run this small, no kill shelter. With a mission to help as many homeless animals as possible, the group offers adoption services to the public. Newly opened as of May 10th of this year, the group has already placed 115 pets in new loving homes. The group also holds many events in an effort to raise money to care for their adoptable pets and supplies for the shelter.

More information at: http://www.newbeginningsanimalrescuenj.org/home.html