How to volunteer and donate in New Jersey during the coronavirus outbreak

As the coronavirus causes real disruption to the lives of New Jerseyans, some residents will be disproportionately affected and many service agencies will be critically impacted. The nonprofit Care Plus Foundation, which supports the programs and services of Paramus-based Care Plus NJ Inc., has received generous donations through the “Push Up for CarePlus” Challenge. Launched by an anonymous…

Newark families ‘adopt’ their fellow moms and dads with baby supply donations

Newark families are “adopting” moms and dads in need, ensuring they have diapers, formula and baby wipes through a new program facilitated by United Way of Greater Newark. Donors can either send one-time donations or opt to “adopt,” committing monthly contributions to families struggling financially during the coronavirus pandemic. The Parent Exchange Program was organized with the…

United Way Giving NJ Families Free Baby Care Essentials

NEWARK, N.J. – The United Way of Greater Newark, in conjunction with Project Ready, Mommy Grind, and Newark Mommies, is helping out local families. Families in need can apply here or call 211. To qualify, families must live in Newark, Irvington, East Orange, West Orange, South Orange, Orange, Belleville, Nutley, Maplewood, Kearny, Harrison, East Newark, or North Arlington. Donors will be matched with…

United Way of Greater Newark Partners with Code for America to Offer Free DigitalTax-Filing Services for Moderate to Low-Income Individuals

National pilot programenables UWGN to continue offeringfreetax-filingservices, helping moderate to low-income families access tax credits and Economic Impact Payments during pandemic (Newark, NJ) June 1, 2020 – Today, Catherine Wilson, President & CEO of United Way of Greater Newark (UWGN) announced the organization has partnered with Code for America to offer digital Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), an IRS-sponsored program that provides free…

United Way of Greater Newark Partners with Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Salvation Army to Meet Critical Food Needs

United Way of Greater Newark Partners with Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Salvation Army to Meet Critical Food Needs Partnership supports food distribution efforts among food pantries and nonprofit organizations working to help feed Newark residents in need (Newark, NJ) April 24, 2020 – Today, Catherine Wilson, President & CEO of United Way of Greater…

New Grant Commitments for Covid-19 Relief (April 22)

$30 million over two years in additional global coronavirus grant making, including $15 million to create a plan to expand Covid–19 testing and safely reopen the U.S. economy, and for efforts focused in Asia and Africa. This commitment is in addition to $20 million the foundation pledged in March. See Full Article: https://www.philanthropy.com/article/new-grant-commitments-for-covid-19-relief-april-22/