• Giving Tuesday 2017: 15 Hoboken + Jersey City Organizations to Support

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    Today is #GivingTuesday! After the greed {#guilty} of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, take today to show your favorite local Hoboken and Jersey City non-profits some love for the good they do in the community all year long. Below are some of our favorite charities in Hoboken and Jersey City that you should consider supporting — by making a donation today to support their work or volunteering. Join folks across the country participating in this national day of giving. Whether your jam is saving the Earth, rescuing our furry friends, educating future generations, or helping women in need, there is an organization in Hudson County that fits the bill. Below is our list of Hoboken and Jersey City organizations to support on Giving Tuesday:

    {Please note: These are just a few of the many deserving local non-profits and organizations in our communities. Have a favorite that wasn’t mentioned? Leave it in the comments!}

    Arts

    • Mile Square Theater works to enrich and engage Hoboken through professional theater productions and innovative arts education. Support their work here.

     

    • Hoboken Historical Museum collects and displays artifacts in themed exhibitions on Hoboken history and offers programming like lectures and tours. Support their work here.

     

    • Art House Productions supports artists in the creation and presentation of new work and fosters a widespread appreciation for the arts in the community through theater productions, gallery exhibitions, and multi-media art festivals. Support their work here.  

    STEM & Environment

    • Liberty Science Center houses 12 exhibition halls, a live animal collection, a 3D theater, and so much more right in Liberty State Park. All of their exhibits and programs work to inspire and excite learners of all ages through science. Support their work here.

     

    • Stevens Institute of Technology is a premier private research University educating the next great technical leaders. They have a dedication to innovation and a commitment to sustainability. Support their work here.

     

    • The Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition brings together various groups and individuals concerned about the air, earth, and water. They advocate for the need for open space, parking issues, and other difficulties that take away from a healthy living environment in town. Support their work here

     

    • The Hoboken Public Education Foundation (HobokenPEF) provides interactive learning opportunities to all public school students in the areas of science, technology, engineering, math, global conflict resolution and much more. They work closely with Hoboken Public School District Superintendent, Dr. Christine Johnson, to identify innovative opportunities in the areas of experiential learning, essential technology, enhanced facilities, and continued improvement of the Hoboken public district schools: Brandt, Calabro, Connors, Wallace, Hoboken Middle School and Hoboken High School. Support their work here.

    Animals

    • Liberty Humane Society provides animals in need with life long homes. In addition to adoption services they also provide medical care, educational programming and host fun local events. Support their work here.

     

    • Hudson County Animal League works with the City of Bayonne to establish a humane and compassionate animal haven. They rescue and foster abandoned animals, promote and subsidize spay and neuter services, and adopt animals into permanent loving homes. Support their work here.

     

    • See Spot Rescued is a foster based dog rescue association focused on saving dogs from high kill shelters. They rescue and rehome dogs regardless of age, breed, and health and make sure that each rescued animal finds the best match for a lifetime of safety and love. Support their work here.  

     

    • Wise Animal Rescue is a local animal rescue that is dedicated to saving dogs of all shapes and sizes. W.A.R. rescues dogs of all ages and breeds from unsafe environments as well as those who are abandoned or surrendered. Partnering with veterinary practices that support their work, they are able to save dogs’ lives and restore them back to health. Support their work here.

    Children & Families

    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson and Union Counties is dedicated to helping children realize their potential and build their futures. They match children ages 6-18 with adult volunteers to develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect. Support their work here.

     

    • TRUE Mentors’ mission is to unearth the potential of Hoboken children through relationships. Through mentoring, clubs, and a teen internship program they focus on the overall development of children thereby helping future generations excel. Support their work here.   

     

    • Hudson County CASA is committed to advocating for abused and neglected kids. Through trained community volunteers, CASA ensures that needed services and assistance is available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes. Support their work here.  

    Women

    • Women Rising has been helping Hudson County women and their families for over 110 years. They’re dedicating to meeting their needs, whether it be jobs, safety from domestic violence, freedom from substance abuse and/or safe homes. Support their work here.

     

    • Dress {Suits} for Success Hudson County provides clients with professional attire to secure employment and much more. Aside from physically providing an interview outfit, their programs provide confidence to work towards financial independence. Support their work here.

     

    • York Street Project is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty for women and their children through four interrelated programs providing shelter, child care, education and job assistance. Support their work here.  

    Thank you for your support of these and all the wonderful non-profits in Hudson County.

    Remember to let us know your other faves in the comments. Happy #GivingTuesday!

     


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    After graduating from Fordham back in 2010, Janine moved to Hoboken with her best friends “just for a year”. Five apartments and almost a decade later, she couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. She’s worked in fundraising and events for nonprofits in healthcare, the arts, and higher education and is excited to bring her passion for giving back to the community to Hoboken Girl Helps. Janine loves a good dance class or run along the Hudson (does the view ever get old?!) but reserves equal if not more space in her heart for Biancamano’s sandwiches, brunch at Elysian, and iced coffee from Bwè. She never says no to a Target run or beach day. When she’s not out and about in the Mile Square, Janine enjoys hosting dinner parties with friends, True Crime podcasts, and prosecco – sometimes all at the same time!