Women Rising Volunteer Recap + Upcoming Hoboken Girl Helps Planning Meeting

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We hosted our inaugural Hoboken Girl Helps volunteering event at Women Rising {a local Jersey City organization serving women and their families} last month. 10+ volunteers, as part of our first Hoboken Girl Helps event, made over the children’s room at the women’s shelter. 


This was the before photo of the room:


There was also a “donation ticket” for those who weren’t able attend but wanted to support the cause with their generosity.

Here are some of the during and after photos:

^Finished product!

A special ‘thank you’ to our donors for this project who enabled us to buy over $450 in supplies for the children’s room from their generosity:

– Michele Lehman

– Neeta King

– Noel Doh

– Tiffany Pinero

– Casey Reppetti

It was so fun going to Target with a budget {that we exceeded with some HG funds and buy things for the kiddies!}. Thank you to CSBK and Aaraa Accessories for hosting your space as donation collection spots as well.

Lastly, a major ‘thank you’ to our volunteers, who spent the day painting and cleaning the room:

– Whitney Pojednic

– Lauren Amendolara

– Tess Birch

– Kate Thompson

– Himali Arora

– Jillian Hernandez

– Kelly Diehl

– Mairead Rice

– Lyndsey Butler

– Vanessa Mahepatre

– Tracy Varites

– Katie McGeehin

A little thank you note from the kids the director sent us:

If you’re interested in getting involved, we’re having a volunteer planning meeting for those who would like to lead and plan one of our monthly volunteer projects.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 29th at 7:30PM-8:30PM

WHERE: Aaraa Accessories {408 6th Street} in Hoboken

 Please email hobokengirlteam@gmail.com to RSVP so we know about how many people to expect! Come with volunteer project ideas for large groups, availability for projects, and a willingness to help! Excited to help our community, one project at a time. xo

PS: To join our Hoboken Girl Helps Facebook Group and stay in the volunteer-know, click here.

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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.