1391 Martine Ave. Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Give-Back Day at the JCC

Give-Back Day at the JCC

Date: November 18, 2018Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Location:  Show mapJCC of Central New Jersey
1391 Martine Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Contact: Courtney TeicherPhone: 908-889-8800 x227Email: cteicher@jccnj.org

Bagging lunches for Bridges
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We will be bagging 250 lunches with collected donations; ‘sustainable’ protein (tuna packets) supplied by the Brody Family Early Childhood Learning Center.

Paintings and Cards for Valley Brook Housing Veterans
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Lisa Goldenberg from Creative Kids will help us create canvas paintings and thoughtful cards for veterans.

Sorting Donated Items for Valley Brook Housing Veterans
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We will be sorting and packaging all the items collected for the veterans 

During this holiday season, we are collecting items for veterans and the homeless.  If you’d like to contribute, there will be bins in the JCC vestibule and the Early Childhood hallway from Monday, November 5 – Sunday, November 18.

Friends of Valley Brook 
liquid laundry soap • liquid dish soap • liquid hand soap • bathroom cleaner • disinfectant cleaner • floor cleaners • sponges • dish towels • large packages of toilet paper and paper towels • wax-coated paper plates • bags of  8 o'clock ground coffee (caf and decaf) • cases of Poland spring water •  kitty litter • flats of canned cat food • bags of dry cat food • cases of canned dog food • bags of dry dog food • washcloths

Individual bags of pretzels and Goldfish • whole apples • Nutrigrain bars • small waters • unsweetened applesauce • spoons 

Friends of Valley Brook is a grassroots group of volunteers who help provide much needed services and support to local veterans. We assist and work with the residents of Valley Brook Village. Valley Brook is a first of its kind VASH (Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing) housing community for homeless veterans, located on the Lyons Campus of the Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. We design services and experiences to improve the lives of this community. We utilize a creative approach to problem solving that arrives at new solutions tailored to meet their needs. It all begins with knowing the people we are serving. Our close relationships allow us to design a needs-based outreach that tries to serve each individual. We build, test and hone our programs until we get them right. Our volunteers assist in a variety of ways including transportation, tax prep, tutoring and day-to-day help. We are not a charity; we are an action network. Please bring us your time and talents.

Bridges connects the housed and homeless to establish relationships that lead to greater acceptance and understanding, nurse social and economic growth, ailment and well being.  Our Vision is the elimination of the social and economic divides between the housed and the homeless. 

Thank you for your generosity!