• Hoboken Girl Helps: Dinner Volunteering at the Hoboken Shelter {July 20th, 2018}

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    Come together with Hoboken Girl Helps to assist in preparing and serving a meal to our homeless neighbors. For more than 15 years, the Hoboken Shelter on Bloomfield Street has been providing essential services to Hoboken residents in need – including serving 530 meals a day. Join us to be a small part of that this Friday.

    Event Details:

    Date: Friday, July 20th

    Time: 6:00PM-8:30PM

    Location: Hoboken Shelter | 300 Bloomfield Street

    RSVP: We can accommodate a max of 15 volunteers this time around so email hobokengirlhelps@gmail.com to claim your spot!

    Please note, volunteers need to dress casually, wear a hat, and wear closed-toe shoes {save the sandals for later in the weekend}!

    More about the Hoboken Shelter:

    The Hoboken Shelter was founded in 1982 and strives to take a holistic approach to serve people in need. In addition to serving 530 meals daily, they shelter 50 people each night and provide support services like counseling, job and life skill training, creative arts workshops, and referrals to permanent housing or addiction treatment programs. Their mission s to be a community partnership that transforms lives by providing meals for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, and services to help people in need gain housing.

    If you can’t make it on Friday, consider making a donation to support this incredible organization – a list of most-needed items can be found here. You can also learn more about their history, programming, and make a monetary donation, here.

    Here are a few photos from our last volunteering event at the Hoboken Homeless Shelter:

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    Be sure to keep an eye out for more opportunities to volunteer through Hoboken Girl Helps! <3

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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!


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